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Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Gary Russell Jr. set for March 28 on Showtime Championship Boxing

Gary Russell Jr. will look for his first world title when he faces Jhonny Gonzalez on March 28 in Carson, Calif. (Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime)

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By Chris Robinson

Gary Russell Jr. will look to break through with his first world title when he faces WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez on March 28.

Russell (25-1, 14 KO’s) gave a very spirited effort vs. reigning champion Vasyl Lomachenko this past June but he came up short by way of majority decision, as the Ukrainian’s speed, power, and accuracy was a bit too much for him.

Abner Mares reportedly injured during training; Gonzalez rematch said to be pushed back to March 15

Jhonny Gonzalez dropping Abner Mares this past August (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Sources close to the information have informed HustleBoss.com that former three-division champion Abner Mares has suffered an injury while in training that has subsequently seen his rematch with Jhonny Gonzalez pushed back to March 15th from the original date of February 15th.

Mares was training for the rematch in Mexico City but our source claims that he suffered a rib injury during training.

Gonzalez pulled off one of the year’s biggest upsets last August when he stopped the heavily-favored Mares in one round.

Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.

Abner Mares deep into training for August 24th Showtime clash with Jhonny Gonzalez

Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes inside of the Elite MMA Academy in Santa Fe Springs, California, as WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares (26-0-1, 14 KO’s) trains for his August 24th defense of his title against former champion Jhonny Gonzalez