VS
Early 2025
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Featherweight
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31-3-1

The tape

36
Age
33
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

MD 12UD 12TKO 5UD 12TKO 7
Form
TKO 7MD 12TKO 7TD 1TKO 9
31
Wins
31
18
By KO
8
58
KO%
26
2
Losses
3
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
1
2009
Debut
2009
172
Pro rounds
268

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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The Ring
9
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WBA
-
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WBC
6
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WBO
-
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IBF
-

Gary Russell Jr vs Josh Warrington preview


When is Russell Jr vs Warrington?

Gary Russell Jr could square off against Josh Warrington in Early 2025 the United Kingdom.

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 Warrington stats

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

Josh Warrington would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Russell Jr would have a massive power advantage over Warrington, boasting a 58% knockout percentage compared to Warrington's 26%.

Gary Russell Jr is the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.

Warrington has a height advantage of 2 inches over Russell Jr. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

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

Russell Jr is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 months earlier than Warrington, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 96 fewer professional rounds, totaling 172 compared to Warrington's 268.

Josh Warrington is currently ranked number 6 by the WBC, and 9 by The Ring in the 126lb division.

Russell Jr vs Warrington 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 January 22, 2022, by majority decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Borgata Hotel Casino, New Jersey, United States.

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

Going into that contest, he had beaten Kiko Martinez on May 18, 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 May 19, 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 May 20, 2017, by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.

Josh Warrington has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Leigh Wood on October 7, 2023, by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Luis Alberto Lopez on December 10, 2022, by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kiko Martinez on March 26, 2022, by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Before that, he had drawn with Mauricio Lara on September 4, 2021, by technical draw in their 1 round contest at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds.

He had lost to Mauricio Lara on February 13, 2021, by technical knockout in the 9th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Josh Warrington has been fighting more than Gary Russell Jr.

Gary Russell Jr last fought 3 years ago, while Josh Warrington's last outing was 1 year, 3 months and 15 days ago.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 8 months and 2 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 1 year, 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Warrington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

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