Gary Russell Jr.: PBC Fighter of the Week

On Saturday Gary Russell Jr. will look to establish himself once again as one of the most dangerous lighter-weight fighters in the world, as he defends his featherweight belt against Oscar Escandon at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

Russell rebounded from a 2014 decision loss to Vasyl Lomachenko by winning three straight fights, capturing the WBC featherweight title along the way. His last two fights have ended by knockout, and he’ll look for a similar result against the tough Columbian on Saturday night.

Ahead of the title defense, Russell was named Premier Boxing Champions "Fighter of the Week". Watch his highlight tape below:

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