Gary Russell Jr vs Oscar Escandon update moved to March 11th

According to World Boxing Council Gary Russell Jr (27-1, 16 KOs) & 32-year-old Oscar Escandon (25-2, 17 KOs) will clash for the WBC World featherweight title on March 11th. Right now it looks like the fight is set to take place in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. The fight was suppose to happen on Feb 18th. Nothing has been officially announced just yet, I'm sure the fight will land on HBO at the DC Armory.

Russell Jr. fought once last year beating Patrick Hyland by a 2nd round knockout and only once in 2015. His only lost is against Lomachenko (2014) and Russell wants that rematch badly, however he will have to move up and impress against Escandon. Also Russell Jr. is needs to be more active with his boxing career.

Escandon, is familiar with the battle ground, DC Armory in Washington. He won the interim WBC World featherweight title last March against Robinson Castellanos by a 7th round knockout.

This should be a good fight, both fighters are equally matched as far as the stats look on paper. However Gary Russell Jr's speed is alway tough for his opponents.

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