Gary Antuanne Russell & Gary Antonio Russell Join Brother, Gary Russell, Jr., on Sensational Card at MGM National Harbor in Maryland on May 19

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR!
Gary Antuanne Russell & Gary Antonio Russell Join
Brother, Gary Russell, Jr., on Sensational Card at
MGM National Harbor in Maryland on May 19
 
Gary Russell, Jr. Defends Featherweight World Title

Against Joseph Diaz in the Main Event on SHOWTIME

 

 

NATIONAL HARBOR (May 7, 2018) – The Russells of Capitol Heights, Maryland will team up again for an exciting night of boxing for their hometown fans. Three of the five boxing brothers, all trained by their father, Gary, Sr., will compete on the same card for the second time in their careers at MGM National Harbor in Maryland on Saturday, May 19.

The event is headlined by Gary Russell, Jr. defending his featherweight world title against mandatory challenger Joseph Diaz Jr. live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT). His brothers, super lightweight Gary Antuanne Russell and bantamweight Gary Antonio Russell will compete in separate non-televised bouts on the undercard.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions, are on sale now and are available by visiting http://mgmnationalharbor.com/.

The 21-year-old Gary Antuanne (5-0, 5 KOs) will take on Wilmer Rodriguez (9-2, 7 KOs) in an eight round 140-pound match. Russell was a member of the U.S. boxing team at the 2016 Olympic games. He made his professional debut fighting on the same card as his other two brothers at MGM National Harbor last May 20 when he scored a TKO victory over Josh Ross. With his brothers and father working his corner at his last fight, he scored a stoppage victory over Andrew Rodgers in Brooklyn on April 21.

Gary Antonio (10-0, 8 KOs) will battle Esteban Aquino (12-4, 7 KOs) in an eight-round bantamweight match. Russell scored a knockout victory over Marco Antonio Mendoza Chico in his last fight on Nov. 21 and the card with his brothers last May 20, the 25-year-old Russell stopped Jovany Fuentes for a TKO victory.

In additional undercard action, Cobia Breedy (10-0, 4 KOs) will fight in an eight-round featherweight match and Immanuel Aleem (17-1-1, 10 KOs) steps into the ring for a 10-round middleweight match. Plus, Moshea Aleem (4-1-2, 2 KOs) battles Rayton Okwiri (2-0, 1 KO) in a six-round super welterweight match and Brandon Quarles (18-4-1, 9 KOs) clashes with Fred Jenkins, Jr. (10-5, 3 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight bout.

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CONTACTS:  Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500
Tim Smith, Haymon Boxing: timothy@haymonboxing.com
Monica Jaffe, TGB Promotions: (818) 817-8001
Ramiro Gonzalez/Gabriel Rivas, Golden Boy Promotions:
(213) 489-5631
Stefan Friedman/Jane Murcia, Mercury: (310) 871-7525
Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1633
Matt Donovan, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1663
Flo Jocou, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-7319
Malik Husser, MGM National Harbor: (301) 971-6212
Steve Pratt, BZA PR for SHOWTIME: (310) 408-4555
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