Media Gary Russell Jr and Terence Crawford beefing, Gary claims he broke Crawfords Jaw and wants to fight

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  1. Kovalev's "Man Bag" I don't do titles

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    He's been calling out the other top dogs for many years and even threatened to leave Al Haymon over it. He claims he's being frozen out from those fights. Fighting once a year would still leave him with one opportunity per year to secure a big fight. The guys I mentioned earlier, Frampton, LSC, etc, it's not hard to believe they're ducking Gary when they ducked a smaller Rigondeaux. In Gary's last few fights he's done decent though, he beat Nyambayar in his last fight, who was an undefeated 2012 Olympic silver medalist. A couple fights before that he beat JoJo Diaz who was also undefeated at the time and not long after losing to Gary he moved up to Super Featherweight and took Tevin Farmer's belt off him.

    These other Featherweights are in no hurry at all to fight Russell and they haven't been for 5 years. Look at their track records and how they've had a half decade to sign to fight the guy and challenge him for his WBC title. They always seem to have some excuse or another not to get in the ring with him.
     
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  2. TidWell Gold Belt

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    Man Gary Russell has that little man syndrome, I shook my head the way he be talking saying man nobody will step to me like these big dudes are going to try to pick on a little guy. Most big guys got common sense and are not insecure why would they beat up on a little dwarf boxer.

    Im laughing at this guy, the lockdown got him going mad.
     
  3. TidWell Gold Belt

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    This dude is a low class and disrespectful, threatening to put hands on Leos sick father, low class gutter shit. Gary Russell started out as a clean cut kid in the Olympics but he been watching too much hood shit on twitter and acting stupid like that now. Threatening Leos pops, even Adrien Broner wouldn't do so sick shit like that.
     
  4. BluntTrauma21 Broner Brody / Pulev Posse

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    I've seen GRJ's right hook do some Damage. Wouldn't be surprised if he did break Bud's jaw. Not really following the drama, seems like it was a cheap shot or something. Whatever the fight's never gonna happen. Russell would've won a medal back in '08 (?) tho if he had the chance, imo.
     
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  5. Kovalev's "Man Bag" I don't do titles

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    It is sick but that's Gary's twisted way of attempting to force Leo Santa Cruz's hand in a unification fight. It didn't work.
    Gary Russell Jr. Uses Leo Santa Cruz's Father In Video, Trying To Force Featherweight Title Unification Fight
     
  6. Kovalev's "Man Bag" I don't do titles

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    Gary does have some power in his right hook. Not sure about breaking Crawford's jaw though but who knows. I think it was probably a cheap shot. Gary is still one of the most talented fighters in the sport, Top 3/5. His hand speed is unreal, legitimately all-time great in that department. He knows how to box smart too, is tough as nails, has good combination punching, and has a great chin. These are two of my favorite right hook KOs from his highlight reel.

     
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    Yeah I love GRJ from back in the day. I know his career's been a disappointment but I can't help but root for the guy. He was my favorite back on that Olympic team in Beijing or wherever they were and they had some good talent on that team. Andrade, Wilder, etc.

    I remember seeing him on tv when they were in some kind of unofficial match w/team Brazil before the Olympics and him and esp his hand speed was so impressive that I had to make note to root for him when the games came around. Then he passed out or whatever and it all went down the toilet.

    That Castaneda ko is probably my favorite. He can punch more than he gets credit for and his speed obv helps him in that dept as well. Wish we got to watch him fight more.
     
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  8. Kovalev's "Man Bag" I don't do titles

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    Cool. I remember him back then and would've liked to see him actually compete at the Olympics to see how far he could've made it. He had the talent back then to potentially make it far and possibly medal. When you have that kind of sheer speed his opponents are always in constant danger of not seeing his shots and getting hurt especially with his right hook blindsiding them. Speed kills as they say. He's the only guy around right now that actually forces opponents to fight behind a high guard even if that isn't normally how they defend themselves and it's due to his ridiculous hand speed and combination punching. Lomachenko used a high guard with other layers of defense (footwork, upperbody movement & slipping with head movement), body work to slow him down, and pushed him back to take away some of his speed. JoJo Diaz had a bit of success behind his high guard and by going to the body also.

    These other top Featherweights don't really want the smoke and it's obvious to me why. He has the fastest hands around, punches in combination, he's skilled with some slickness to him, he's tough and durable, and he's a southpaw. That combination of being a speedster + fairly slick + southpaw is going to make it difficult to get those match-ups in an era where fighters place a great deal of emphasis on risk management (high risk-low reward fights especially).
     
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    Tidwell, you should be the last person commenting on a little man who has issues.
     
  10. TidWell Gold Belt

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    Why do you say that? I’m not little and I don’t walk around acting like a bad ass like Gary. I’m not confrontational and humble with no ego.
     
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    Crawford brings this onto himself by not establishing his dominance in his own domain... and Russell Jr. better be careful to not be made an example of. This whole “beef” reminded me of this old gem

     
  12. 4daLuLZ Brown Belt

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    Lil Gary Russell is just a legend in his own mind.
    Barely fights n has barely beaten anyone of note in a 10 year career and that’s not forgetting how he shit the bed at the Olympics.

    Trying to overcompensate by calling out ppl who he has no chance of fighting, let alone beat, he’s showing the classic case of “somebody stop me” and not in the Jim Carey sense.

    He’s one annoying individual.
     
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  13. 4daLuLZ Brown Belt

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    The reason he hasn’t gotten LSC and the others is because he constantly prices himself above those guys.
    GR ain’t even close to their level in the name recognition/ big fights / asses in seats department.
    So he’s not getting paid what he thinks he should be getting. He’s a massive primadonna.
     
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    He has speed and some slickness but not the best iq. He’s very well set in the ring though and just goes about his game (unlike Amir Khan).
    But speed only works go a level. And it hides a lot of flaws whilst fooling us because of its favourable optics.

    When they lose, they generally lose big. Against some guys it just doesn’t work. Timing n big punchers with a good chin. Those deep water fighters.
    You need a B game and a C game. He seems to only have one game with Overboost applied when in trouble.
    Another thing, speedsters generally rely over much on their speed and get major Pikachu face when it doesn’t work. Really fucks with their head.
    Much more so than big punchers.

    If he actually fought more than once a year and against solid opponents, we’d see that.
     
  15. PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Cringe worthy attempts by GRJ.

    Luckily for him Crawford doesnt fight anyone worth a shit or hed be taking an ass beating.
     
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  16. TidWell Gold Belt

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    I agree Gary is a primadonna
     
  17. WklySportsMemes Brown Belt

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    Hes just turning heel. No different than Money May, Ali,Colby, Chael, or Connor.
     
  18. ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High

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    Whatever gets Crawford in the ring with a live body. Even if the guy is a couple weight classes below him.
     
  19. WklySportsMemes Brown Belt

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    Not so fast,
    Getting a smaller guy to come up multiple weight classes sounds exactly like something out of the Crawford camp play book. Instead of fighting a top prime guy already at 147.
     
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    They both need to shut up and fight a top 5 fighter. Wasting away their prime years
     

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