Mexican veteran and WBC Featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez will take on contender Gary Russell Jr. in a Showtime-televised double-header on March 28 at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California.
Gonzalez, 33, who won his title in spectacular fashion with a first-round knockout of Abner Mares in 2013, is coming off two stoppage wins Clive Atwell & Jorge Arce. Jhonny Gonzalez has great power & speed. He will need to use body punching, lateral movement to throw off Russell's speed. This is what Lomachenko did to win against Russell. Keys to victory for Gonzalez is pushing the fight on the ropes and attacking the body.
Russell Jr. is coming off a recent loss a UD to Vasyl Lomachenko in his first bid for a world title. Russell Jr, has quick and fast combinations. He will need to throw a lot of punches & protect his body. Keys to victory is Russell's hand speed and keeping the fight off the ropes.
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