Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Russell vs Cruz?
Gary Antuanne Russell beat Kent Cruz by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 12th August 2023 at MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Emmanuel Rodriguez beating Melvin Lopez for the IBF World Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard Travon Marshall lost to Gabriel Maestre.
Russell vs Cruz stats
Gary Antuanne Russell stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Kent Cruz made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 3 draws.
Gary Antuanne Russell was the younger man by 4 years, at 27 years old.
Cruz had 3-inch reach advantage.
Gary Antuanne Russell fought out of the southpaw stance, while Kent Cruz was an orthodox fighter.
Russell was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 9 months later than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 31 less professional rounds, 46 to Cruz's 77.
Gary Antuanne Russell went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC and 14 by the IBF at super lightweight.
Russell vs Cruz form
Russell remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Rances Barthelemy on 30th July 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Viktor Postol on 26th February 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jovanie Santiago on 29th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had beat Jose Marrufo on 8th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.
He had defeated Juan Huertas on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Russell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
What time did Russell vs Cruz start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at MGM National Harbor,, Oxon Hill, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Russell vs Cruz?
Russell vs Cruz was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Russell vs Cruz?
Gary Antuanne Russell was a 1/16 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Kent Cruz made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.
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|Gary Antuanne Russell - KO||100%|
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