Lamar Russ steps in to face Macklin

Undefeated contender Lamar Russ (14-0, 7 KO's) will replace Willie Nelson to face Matthew Macklin (29-5, 20 KO's) on December 7th in Atlantic City. An elbow injury has forced Nelson to withdraw from the fight. The fight will open a triple header on HBO where Guillermo Rigondeaux will face Glen Tapia in the main event.

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