Gary Russell Jr beats Joseph Diaz Jr, make 3rd title defense
WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr made his third defense of his title against 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr in the main event of their fight in Oxon Hill, Maryland at the MGM Grand National Harbor, which was televised nationallShowtime.ime . Russell Jr, who landed early and often had to fight through some solid bodywork from Diaz Jr., who was eager to try and slow down Russell Jr.
In the second half of the fight, Russell Jr’s hand speed was far too much for Diaz Jr. as Diaz Jr pressed forward, but was not too keen on throwing punches.
The judges saw the bout 115-113, 117-11 and 117-111 all for Gary Russell Jr.