Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Featherweight
31-2-0
30-1-0

The tape

34
Age
31
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 5" / 166 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
66.1" / 168 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

MD 12UD 12TKO 5UD 12TKO 7
Form
UD 12UD 12KO 10TKO 10TKO 7
31
Wins
30
18
By KO
23
58
KO%
77
2
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2012
172
Pro rounds
192

Current rankings @ Featherweight

9
The Ring
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-
WBA
-
4
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Gary Russell Jr vs Oscar Valdez preview

When is Russell Jr vs Valdez?

Gary Russell Jr could potentially square off against Oscar Valdez in Autumn/Fall 2023 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).

Russell Jr vs Valdez stats

Gary Russell Jr would step into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Oscar Valdez would make his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Valdez would have advantage in power over Russell Jr, with a 77% knock out percentage over Russell Jr's 58%.

Gary Russell Jr is the older man by 3 years, at 34 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 arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 9 months earlier than Valdez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 20 less professional rounds, 172 to Valdez's 192.

Gary Russell Jr goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC and 9 by the RING at featherweight.

Russell Jr vs Valdez 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 defeated 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 won against 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 beat 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.

Valdez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Shakur Stevenson on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight, WBO World Junior Lightweight and The Ring Junior Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Robson Conceicao on 10th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Casino Del Sol, Arizona.

Going into that contest, he had won against Miguel Berchelt on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Before that, he had defeated Jayson Velez on 21st July 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

He had beat Adam Lopez on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Activity check

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

Gary Russell Jr last fought 10 months and 9 days ago, while Oscar Valdez's last outing was 7 months and 1 day ago.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Valdez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

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