In a recent interview with the ringside reporter, former WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. discussed the progress of his shoulder injury and his plans for returning to the ring.
Russell revealed that his shoulder is getting stronger and that he’s been undergoing aggressive physical therapy and quality training to aid in his recovery. He also acknowledged that, in retrospect, he would have showboated more in his last fight against Maxim Dadashev, despite feeling that he controlled and dictated the entire fight.
When asked about his training regimen, Russell stated that he is always in the gym and that he believes in the importance of staying in shape. He also mentioned that he trains his brothers and that he physically works with them, as it’s easier to show them certain techniques in real-time.
Currently, Russell is ranked number five by the WBC and is looking to work his way back up to a title shot. He acknowledged that top contenders Brandon Figueroa, Isaac ‘pitbull’ Cruz, and Maxim Dadashev are ahead of him in the rankings and that he would be open to fighting any of them in order to position himself for another title shot. However, he also stated that he would be willing to jump right into a fight with current champion Ray Vargas if given the opportunity.
When asked about his future plans, Russell expressed his desire to regain the WBC featherweight title and to solidify his position as one of the top fighters in the division. He also mentioned that he is always looking for challenges and that he is open to fighting any top contender or champion.
Russell also took the opportunity to thank his fans for their support and to assure them that he will be back in the ring soon, better than ever. He stated that he is working hard to overcome his injury and that he is dedicated to getting back to the top of the featherweight division.
Overall, the former champion seems to be in high spirits and determined to make a comeback. Fans of Gary Russell Jr. can look forward to seeing him back in action soon, as he looks to regain his spot as one of the top fighters in the featherweight division and to reclaim his WBC title.