Russell Jr vs Stevenson Info
Gary Russell Jr could fight Shakur Stevenson in Spring 2021 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
The contest would be for the unified featherweight championship of the world, with the WBC & WBO belts on the line.
Russell Jr would be making his 6th defence of the WBC World Featherweight Championship. He won this belt against Jhonny Gonzalez in March 2015. He has held this belt for 5 years 4 months and 7 days.
Russell Jr vs Stevenson stats
Gary Russell Jr would step into the ring with a record of 31 wins and 1 loss, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Shakur Stevenson would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Russell Jr would have a slight advantage in power over Stevenson, with a 58% knock out percentage over Stevenson's 57%.
Gary Russell Jr is the older man by 9 years, at 32 years old.
Stevenson has a height advantage of 2 inches over Russell Jr.
Gary Russell Jr fights out of the southpaw stance, while Shakur Stevenson is an orthodox fighter.
Russell Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 years and 3 months earlier than Stevenson, who’s first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 89 more professional rounds, 160 to Stevenson's 71.
Gary Russell Jr goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING in the 126lb division.
Russell Jr vs Stevenson form
Russell Jr has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Tugstsogt Nyambayar on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Kiko Martinez on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Before that, he had defeated Oscar Escandon on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
He had won against Patrick Hyland on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
Stevenson remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Felix Caraballo on 9th June 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Joet Gonzalez on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alberto Guevara on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Prudential Center, New Jersey.
Before that, he had won against Christopher Diaz on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Jessie Cris Rosales on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Shakur Stevenson has been fighting more than Gary Russell Jr.
Gary Russell Jr last fought 5 months and 27 days ago, while Shakur Stevenson's last outing was 1 month and 26 days ago.
Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years 9 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Stevenson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 4 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.