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Gary Russell named WBC Boxer of the Month

Gary Russell named WBC Boxer of the Month

American Gary Russell Jr. was named Boxer of the Month by the World Boxing Council (WBC) after defending the featherweight title for the third time by defeating Colombian Oscar Escandón by technical knockout in seven episodes.
Russell beat Escandón on May 20 in Maryland, United States, and increased his record to 28 wins – 17 on the fast track – and one loss.
The Mexico City-based body awarded an honorable mention to Japanese Daigo Higa, who snatched the flyweight title from Mexican Juan Hernández in a fight held on May 20 in Tokyo. EFE

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