Gary Russell Jr Biography
Gary Russell Jr is an American Professional Boxer, who was born and brought up in Washington, D.C., United States of America. He is widely known for holding the WBC featherweight title from 2015 to 2022, and for winning a bantamweight bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships during his amateur.
Gary is also known for being ranked as the world’s best active featherweight by The Ring magazine, BoxRec, and by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board in June 2021. He has lost only one fight against 32 fights he has fought, win 31, 18 by OK. He was named Prospect of the Year by The Ring, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN in 2011.
Gary Russell Jr Age
Russell is 33 years old as of 2019, he was born on 5 June 1988, in Washington, D.C., United States. He celebrates his birthday on 10 December every year and his birth sign is Gemini.
Gary Russell Jr Height
Jr stands at a height of 5 feet 41⁄2 inches.
Gary Russell Jr Weight
Gary Weighs 65 kg.
Gary Russell Jr Family
Russell was born and raised by his parents in Washington. His father’s name is Gary Russell Sr. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of his mother is still unclear. We will update this section once this information is available.
Gary Russell Jr Brothers
Jr spent his childhood with his younger six brothers including Gary Antonio Russell, who is a bantamweight, Gary Allan Russell, an assistant trainer, Gary Antuanne Russell who is about to make his debut fight as a welterweight. Two of his brothers are Olympians and four Golden Gloves champions.
Gary Russell Jr Wife
Gary is currently married to his wife Sapphire. They are blessed with twin a daughter named Laila and a son named Ali. Furthermore, he is the father of four children, two gorgeous girls, and two adorable boys.
Gary Russell Jr Net Worth
Russell has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million dollars as of 2022. This includes his assets, money and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Professional Boxer. Through his various sources of income, Jr has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Gary Russell Jr Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Gary Russell Jr.
Gary Russell Jr Wiki
- Full Names: Gary Allen Russell Jr
- Popular As: ” MR.”
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: Professional Boxer
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: Afro-American
- Religion: Christianity
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Gary Russell Jr Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 33 years (2021)
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Date of Birth: 5 June 1988
- Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., United States
- Birthday: 5 June
Gary Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: 5 feet 41⁄2 inches (1.64 m)
- Weight: 143 Ibs (65 kg)
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
- Shoe Size: Not Available
Russell Jr Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Gary Russell Sr
- Mother: Not Known
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Six including Gary Antonio, Gary Allan and Gary Antuanne
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Sapphire Russell
- Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable
- Children: 4 including Laila and Ali
Gary Net Worth and Salary
- Net Worth: $4.5 Million
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: Professional Boxer
Russell Career Record
- Total Fight: 32
- Wins: 31
- Wins by KO: 18
- Losses: 1
Jr House and Cars
- Place of living: Capitol Heights, Maryland, USA
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated
Gary Russell Jr Career
In November 2005, at the world championships in Mianyang, he beat Bulgarian Detelin Stefanov Dalakliev, 25-21, in the first round; dec. Canadian Tyson Cave. Similarly, Gary beat Jordanian Al Gharaghir Ibrahim to 22-9, in the second round, before he lost to German Rustamhodza Rahimov, 28-17.
Hence winning the bronze medal at age 17 (joining his counterpart Rau’shee Warren) therefore named the 2005 USA Boxing Athlete of the year. At the beginning of 2007, at World Amateur Boxing Championships in Chicago, Gary beat Ali Hallab to qualify for the Olympics. But he was beaten soundly by Russia’s eventual winner Sergey Vodopyanov 16-6 and didn’t medal.
Nevertheless, Gary made his HBO debut on Saturday night against Leonilo Miranda, the co-feature to the main event of Andre Berto vs Jan Zaveck from the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi.
Likewise, on 26th November 2011, he was originally scheduled to face Dat Ngyuen, who was forced to withdraw after suffering a knee injury the week before training camp. Instead, he defeated Mexico’s Heriberto Ruiz on November 26, 2011, at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio with a stunning knockout at 2:12 in the first round.
Gary Russell Jr Next Fight
Featherweight Champion Russell Jr. retained his WBC 126-pound title for a fifth time—defeating Mongolian boxer Tugstsogt Nyambayar. The fight took place at PPL Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Gary Russell Jr Vs Lomachenko: Lost Fight
Russell lost his 31 unbeaten fights against the Ukraine lightweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, the fight that was decided by majority decision by judges 116–112 in favor of Lomachenko, indeed, Lomachenko dominant the last rounds of the fight, landing more punches on Gary’s body.
Vasyl likewise has lost one fight out of 10 fights he has fought before. But surprisingly, in 2015, he claims WBC featherweight title by defeating the titleholder Jhonny Gonzales in the third round of the match by TKO. Well, Gary has only lost one fight against Vasyl Lomachenko of all the fights he has fought before.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gary Russell Jr
Who is Gary Russell Jr?
Gary Russell Jr is an acclaimed Professional Boxer, who is widely known for holding the WBC featherweight title from 2015 to 2022.
How old is Gary Russell Jr?
Russell is an American national born on 5th June 1988, in Washington DC.
How tall is Gary Russell Jr?
Jr stands at a height of 1.64m.
Is Gary Jr married?
Yes, Gary is married to Sapphire. They got married and together they have four children. The couple resides in Capitol Heights together with their children.
How much is Russell worth?
Russell has an approximate net worth of $4.5 million. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the sports industry.
Where does Gary live?
Russell is a resident of Capitol Heights, MD, USA, we shall upload pictures of his house as soon as we have them.
Is Jr dead or alive?
Jr is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Russell Jr Now?
Gary is training hard, preparing for his next fight, which hasn’t been announced the day he fights and the opponent that he will face, but we will keep you updated once the announcement is out.
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