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Gary Russell Jr Bio, Childhood, Family, and Education
Gary Russell Jr was born on 5th June 1988 in Washington, D.C., the USA. He is the son of Gary Antuanne Russell. Similarly, both of his parents are from Haiti. He was raised along with his brother and both of his brothers are boxers. Likewise, he has not revealed his education details. Gary holds American nationality and belongs to mixed (African-American) ethnicity. He has 5 feet 4 inches height and has 58 Kg weight. He has black hair colour and has black eye colour. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
Gary Russell Jr Career
Gary Russell Jr began his career in November 2005, at the world championships in Mianyang, he beat Bulgarian Detelin Stefanov Dalakliev, 25-21, in the first round; dec. Canadian Tyson Cave. Similarly, he beat 22-9, in the second round; dec. Jordanian Al Gharaghir Ibrahim, 34-13 before he lost to German Rustamhodza Rahimov, 28-17. Thus he won the bronze medal at age 17 (joining Rau’shee Warren) and was named 2005 USA Boxing Athlete of the year.
At the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Chicago, he beat Ali Hallab to qualify for the Olympics. But he was beaten soundly by Russia’s eventual winner Sergey Vodopyanov 16-6 and didn’t medal. Similarly, he made his HBO debut on Saturday night against Leonilo Miranda, the co-feature to the main event of Andre Berto vs Jan Zaveck from the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi.
Likewise, on 26th November 2011, he was originally scheduled to face Dat Ngyuen, who was forced to withdraw after suffering a knee injury the week before training camp. Instead, he defeated Mexico’s Heriberto Ruiz on November 26, 2011, at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio with a stunning knockout at 2:12 in the first round.
Additionally, he won both the US Championships and the Golden Gloves in 2005. Similarly, he became one of only two boxers to win both the US Championships and National Golden Gloves before his 17th birthday.
Gary Russell Jr Relationship
The 30 years old, Gary Russell Jr is a married man. As he often shares pictures with his wife. But he prefers to keep personal detail secret. There is no information about their marriage date and first meeting. On 1st August 2012, they welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Gianna.
Gary Russell Jr Net Worth and Online Presence
The American boxer, Gary Russell Jr has earned the decent income from his career. He has a net worth of $1 million USD. Likewise, Gary is active on social media. He has around 4.2k followers on Facebook, 37.4k followers on Instagram and 9.3k followers on Twitter.