Gary Russell Jr Talks About How Camp Has Been For Mark Magsayo Fight
Gary Russell Jr.’s camp leading up to his upcoming fight has been different.
On Tuesday during a virtual press conference, Russell admitted that he’s been without his coach – his father. His father, Gary Russell Sr., had his foot amputated last month due to complications from Type 2 diabetes.
“Camp has been hectic, man,” Russell Jr. said.
“…I’ve been somewhat training myself. And then my father, his health isn’t the best, so he’s getting in the gym as much as possible. But we grinding, man. We ready. No complaints, no whining. We gonna get to it.”
While Russell Sr. was hospitalized in November and December, he tried monitoring his son’s training sessions through the phone. He continues to do so from home, but has been able to watch from the gym also.
But Russell Jr. assured that there will be someone in his corner. That’ll most likely be his younger brothers bantamweight contender Gary Antonio Russell and junior welterweight prospect Gary Antuanne Russell as well as Rodrigo Mosquera, who usually works in his corner with Russell Sr.
“You know, I’m grateful for that. It means a lot to me. And once again, we use it all as fuel,” Russell Jr. said.
Russell Jr is fighting for the first time after a nearly two-year layoff. He last defeated Mongolia’s Tugstsogt Nyambayar via unanimous decision.