Lehigh Valley Boxing: Russell Jr. Defends WBC Featherweight Title v. Nyambayar


Allentown PA: The eyes of the boxing world will be on Lehigh Valley Saturday Night for an exciting Title fight. Gary Russell Jr. defends his WBC Featherweight title against unbeaten contender Tugstsogt Nyambayar. Russell comes into the fight with a 30-1 record with 18 KO’s. He’s coming off of a TKO win over Kiko Martinez in May 2019. His challenger, Nyambayar, is 11-0 with 9 KO’s. He is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Claudio Marrero in January 2019. This fight will mark the fifth title defense for Gary Russell.

Gary Russell about the fight:

“I’m forced to defend my title against another mandatory challenger and I’m going to show on February 8 why none of the other champions want to face me. I’m the longest current reigning WBC champion but no one has stepped up to the challenge I present. I’m going to take care of business against a strong opponent and display all my skills like I always do.”

Tugstsogt Nyambayar on the challenge to take down Gary Russell:

“I don’t feel any pressure that my whole country will be watching. I’m a fighter and this fight is mine. I’m here to win. This will be a good fight and I’ll be the next champion.”

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The fight will be LIVE on Showtime at 9PM, to talk about the fight, use #RussellNyambayar

Mandatory Credit – Showtime