Brook VS Dan isn’t the only thing going on tomorrow night.  Showtime will also present a WBC World Tiltle bout.  Jhonny Gonzalez will defend his WBC Featherweight Championship against the slick boxing skills of Gary Russell Jr.  Classic case of boxer versus puncher.  Who will come out on top?

JHONNY GONZALEZ

-Record:  57 – 8 – 0 (48 KO’s)

-Weight Class:  Featherweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights:

  • Jackson Asiku – Win, TKO 6th round, 9/15/10.  (Won IBO Featherweight Tilte)
  • Hozumi Hasegawa – Win, TKO 4th round, 4/8/11.  (Won WBC Featherweight Title)
  • Abner Mares – Win, TKO 1st round, 8/24/13.  (Won WBC Featherweight Title)

Jhonny Gonzalez was the underdog against Abner Mares in their fight.  He shocked the world with first round knockout and took the WBC Featherweight title away from Mares.  This will be his third consecutive title defense and it will be a tough one.  He will be taking on a young and very talented boxer with great speed and technical ability.

GARY RUSSELL JR

-Record:  25 – 1- 0 (14 KO’s)

-Weight Class:  Featherweight

-Height:  5′ 5″

-Reach:  61″

-Notable Fights

  • Miguel Tamayo – Win, KO 4th round, 1/30/14
  • Vasyl Lomachenko – Loss, MD 12 rounds, 6/21/14.  (For vacant WBO Featherweight Title)

Gary Russell Jr is a very slick fighter that understands the game extremely well.  He has great hand speed and his combinations are quite impressive for a fairly young fighter.  Russell is only 26 years old and this will be his second crack at a world title.  Whether or not he can get it done, still remains to be seen.  He is going to have to win this on the scorecards, which he is capable of doing, and h has to watch out for that knockout punch from Gonzalez.

CO-FEATURE

Jermell Charlo (25-0-0, 11 KO’s)     VS     Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KO’s)

UNDERCARD

J’Leon Love (18-1-0, 10 KO’s)     VS     Scott Sigmomd (24-6-1, 13 KO’s)

Jermall Charlo (20-0-0, 16 KO’s)     VS     Michael Finney (12-2-1, 10 KO’s)

Predictions:

  • Jermall Charlo  —  def  —  Michael Finney  —  via  —  TKO 6th round
  • J’Leon Love  —  def  —  Scott Sigmond  —  via  —  TKO 7th round
  • Jermell Charlo  —  def  —  Vanes Martirosyan  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision
  • Gary Russel Jr  —  def  —  Jhonny Gonzalez  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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