Ray Flores Talks Russell Jr vs Escandon Title Scrap – Showtime Boxing is back at the MGM National Theater in Oxon Hill, Maryland Saturday night as they present WBC world featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr’s latest title defense as he faces the challenge of Colombia’s tough Oscar Escandon.
Both men have been away from competition for more than a year. This match was originally scheduled for March 11th but was postponed when Escandon suffered a back injury. Russell Jr last fought in April of 2016 when he starched Ireland’s Patrick Hyland in less than two rounds. He will be looking to add to his highlight reel come Saturday night.
Ray Flores Talks Russell Jr vs Escandon Title Scrap
Our “road warrior” analyst Ray Flores caught up with us to talk about Saturday’s Gary Russell Jr versus Oscar Escandon fight. The bottom line is that the Premier Boxing Champions feel they have something in the 29-year-old Russell Jr and because he has been inactive for over a year all parties are hoping for a Russell Jr coming out part come Saturday night. All parties, that is, except the Escandon camp. Do not miss Flores’ analysis of Saturday’s world title bout.
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