Russell Jr vs Valdez

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  • Russell Jr vs Valdez
  • 31-1-0 28-0-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • USA
  • Vacant WBO World Featherweight Championship
  • WBC World Featherweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Featherweight
  • TKO 2TKO 7UD 12TKO 5UD 12 < form UD 12TKO 7UD 12TKO 7TKO 10 <
  • Tape
  • 32 age 29
  • 5' 5" / 164cm height 5' 5" / 166cm
  • 64.2" / 163cm reach 66.1" / 168cm
  • Southpaw (l) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 31 wins 28
  • 18 by ko 22
  • 58% Ko% 79%
  • 1 Losses 0
  • 0 Stopped 0
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2009 Debut 2012
  • 160 Pro rds 158
  • current rankings @ Featherweight
  • 2 The Ring
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Russell Jr vs Valdez Info

Gary Russell Jr could potentially square off against Oscar Valdez in Late 2020 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 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 WBO & WBC 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 6 months and 2 days.

Russell Jr vs Valdez 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.

Oscar Valdez would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 28 wins, with 22 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Valdez would have a large advantage in power over Russell Jr, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Russell Jr's 58%.

Gary Russell Jr is the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Valdez has 2-inch reach advantage.

Gary Russell Jr fights out of the southpaw stance, while Oscar Valdez is an orthodox fighter.

Russell Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 9 months earlier than Valdez, who’s first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 2 more professional rounds, 160 to Valdez's 158.

Gary Russell Jr goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING in the 126lb division.

Russell Jr vs Valdez form

Russell Jr has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 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.

He had beat Patrick Hyland on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.

Valdez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Jayson Velez on 21st July 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Adam Lopez on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jason Sanchez on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.

Before that, he had defeated Carmine Tommasone on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.

He had beat Scott Quigg on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Oscar Valdez has been fighting more than Gary Russell Jr.

Gary Russell Jr last fought 7 months and 22 days ago, while Oscar Valdez's last outing was 2 months and 9 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.

Valdez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 4 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

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