Summer 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Featherweight
31-1-0
17-0-0

The tape

33
Age
24
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

MD 12UD 12TKO 5UD 12TKO 7
Form
TKO 10UD 12UD 10KO 6UD 12
31
Wins
17
18
By KO
9
58
KO%
53
1
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2017
160
Pro rounds
103

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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The Ring
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Gary Russell Jr vs Shakur Stevenson preview

When is Russell Jr vs Stevenson?

Gary Russell Jr could fight Shakur Stevenson in Summer 2022 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).

Russell Jr vs Stevenson stats

Gary Russell Jr would step into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 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 17 wins and 0 draws, with 9 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 53%.

Gary Russell Jr is the older man by 9 years, at 33 years old.

Stevenson has a height advantage of 2 inches over Russell Jr. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

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 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 years and 3 months earlier than Stevenson, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 57 more professional rounds, 160 to Stevenson's 103.

Russell Jr vs Stevenson form

Russell Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Mark Magsayo on 22nd January 2022 by majority decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Borgata Hotel Casino, New Jersey, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Tugstsogt Nyambayar on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He had won against 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.

Stevenson remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Jamel Herring on 23rd October 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jeremiah Nakathila on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Toka Kahn Clary on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Before that, he had won against Felix Caraballo on 9th June 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Hehad beat Joet Gonzalez on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Shakur Stevenson has been fighting more than Gary Russell Jr.

Gary Russell Jr last fought 7 days ago, while Shakur Stevenson's last outing was 3 months and 6 days ago.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Stevenson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Russell Jr vs Stevenson?

Shakur Stevenson is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Gary Russell Jr if you fancy the incredible upset.

Gary Russell Jr vs Shakur Stevenson news

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