Gary Russell Jr is an American professional boxer with a net worth of about $5 million in 2023. He has held the WBC featherweight title since 2015. Born on June 5, 1988, in Capitol Heights, Maryland, Russell began boxing at the age of 7 and had an impressive amateur career, winning numerous national titles.
Gary Russell Jr Biography
Russell made his professional debut in 2011 and quickly rose through the ranks, winning his first world title in 2015 when he defeated Jhonny Gonzalez for the WBC featherweight belt. Since then, he has successfully defended his title six times against top contenders such as Joseph Diaz Jr and Oscar Escandon.
In addition to his skills inside the ring, Russell is known for his quick footwork and lightning-fast hand speed, which have helped him earn a reputation as one of the best featherweights in the world. He has a record of 31 wins, 1 loss, and 18 knockouts.
Outside of boxing, Russell is very active in his community and is involved in various charitable organizations. He is also a devoted father to his four children.
Despite his success, Russell has faced criticism for his lack of high-profile fights and for not taking on more challenging opponents. However, he has consistently shown a willingness to fight anyone put in front of him and has proven himself to be a formidable champion.
Gary Russell Jr and Meek Mill’s Fight
Russell Jr and Meek Mill were in attendance for Gervonta Davis’ fight on Saturday (7th January 2023). The two were sitting close to each other and they might have thrown words at each other which resulted in a little commotion. The referee had to pause the game in order to control the scene created by Gary Russell Jr and Meek Mill before returning to continue the match.
What Is Gary Russell Jr Net Worth?
Russell Jr’s net worth is currently around $5 million. The American boxer makes around $500,000 per fight from his career and sponsorships.