Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

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

Belts on The Line

IBF World Featherweight

The tape

34
Age
32
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
N/A
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

MD 12UD 12TKO 5UD 12TKO 7
Form
TKO 7TD 1TKO 9TKO 2MD 12
31
Wins
31
18
By KO
8
58
KO%
26
2
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
1
2009
Debut
2009
172
Pro rounds
249

Current rankings @ Featherweight

9
The Ring
5
-
WBA
-
4
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Gary Russell Jr vs Josh Warrington preview

When is Russell Jr vs Warrington?

Gary Russell Jr could square off against Josh Warrington in Autumn/Fall 2023 in 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 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Josh Warrington would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Russell Jr would have a massive power advantage over Warrington, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Warrington's 26%.

Gary Russell Jr is the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Warrington has a height advantage of 2 inches over Russell Jr.

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

Russell Jr is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 months earlier than Warrington, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 77 less professional rounds, 172 to Warrington's 249.

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

Josh Warrington is currently ranked number 5 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 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.

Warrington has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated Kiko Martinez on 26th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.

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

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mauricio Lara on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Before that, he had defeated Sofiane Takoucht on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.

He had beat Kid Galahad on 15th June 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Activity check

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

Gary Russell Jr last fought 10 months and 16 days ago, while Josh Warrington's last outing was 8 months and 12 days ago.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 9 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, 5 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.2 rounds on average.

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