This Saturday night April 16th 2016, Showtime Championship boxing brings to you Russell Jr VS Hyland.  In the co-feature of the evening, Jose Pedraza (21-0, 12 KO’s) and Steven Smith (23-1, 13 KO’s) will go at it for the IBF Junior Lightweight title.  In the main event of the evening, Gary Russell Jr (26-1, 15 KO’s) will put his WBC Featherweight title on the line against Patrick Hyland (31-1, 15 KO’s).  The evening will open up with an untelevised Light Heavyweight fight between Chad Dawson (33-4, 18 KO’s) and Cornelius White (23-4, 17 KO’s).  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Gary Russell Jr. Tale of The Tape Patrick Hyland
26 Wins 31
1 Lost 1
15 KOs 15
0 Draws 0
27 Total Fights 32
56% KO% 47%
5’5″ Height 5’8″
61″ Reach  N/A
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
Washington, DC, USA Nationality Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
June 5th, 1988

 

Date of Birth

 

September 16th, 1983

 

 

Predictions:

Chad Dawson  —  def  —  Cornelius White  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Jose Pedraza  —  def  —  Steven Smith  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Gary Russell Jr  —  def  —  Patrick Hyland  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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