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Russell Jr and Lomachenko Make Weight

BY The Sweet Science ON June 20, 2014
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June 20, 2014, Los Angeles, Ca. ---- "Russell Jr. refuses to look at Lomachenko" --- Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (R) and undefeated Gary Russell Jr. (L) weigh in (both fighters 125.5 lbs) for their vacant WBO World Featherweight championship, Saturday, June 21 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, televised on SHOWTIME.

--- Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank

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Radam G says:


title="The Sweet Science - Boxing News"
June 20, 2014, Los Angeles, Ca. ---- "Russell Jr. refuses to look at Lomachenko" --- Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (R) and undefeated Gary Russell Jr. (L) weigh in (both fighters 125.5 lbs) for their vacant WBO World Featherweight championship, Saturday, June 21 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, televised on SHOWTIME.
--- Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank
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I knew that G-Russ Junebug's very odd behavior would ignore a custom and/or rule.

Wow! He didn't pass out this time from having to make weight, but he pass up and couldn't tolerate a stare down. OMG! G-RJ has already lost the first four ring. Holla!

The Shadow says:

I knew that G-Russ Junebug's very odd behavior would ignore a custom and/or rule.

Wow! He didn't pass out this time from having to make weight, but he pass up and couldn't tolerate a stare down. OMG! G-RJ has already lost the first four ring. Holla!


I noticed that too. Why couldn't he look dude in the eye? Think he was told?

Radam G says:

I noticed that too. Why couldn't he look dude in the eye? Think he was told?


He was told to do the traditional stare down, but lack the cojones. He didn't realize that V-Lo was so much taller than he, because V-Lo is one of the few pugs who fights at his actual height, instead of an exaggerated listed one. Holla!

The Shadow says:

He was told to do the traditional stare down, but lack the cojones. He didn't realize that V-Lo was so much taller than he, because V-Lo is one of the few pugs who fights at his actual height, instead of an exaggerated listed one. Holla!


LMAO Gary got that T-Rex reach like AJ said. Short arms. [ATTACH=CONFIG]114[/ATTACH]

The Shadow says:

18" arm length. Yet he keeps talking about "that stick." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I can't stop laughing

amayseng says:

GR in trouble. After 3 rounds he will start doubting himself

Radam G says:

He has already started doubting himself at the weight in. How are you going to get punked out at a flicking stare down? Sorry! But G-RJ is going to take a licking. V-Lo is going to make him look like a clown. Holla!

thegreyman says:

Some guys prefer not to look their opponents in the eye too much, I prefer not to read into it. You should never assume that if someone wont look you in the eye, he's necessarily scared of you.

Though in this case, Russell Jr is in for a hiding, whether he know it or not!

Also, range is not so important as your ability to use it. If you can move your feet well, it really doesn't matter- it's not the sort of thing to lose you a fight unless you let it.

Radam G says:

In the squared jungle, you have fighters who don't look at the opponent during the referee's instructions.

After the weight ins, it is part of a promotional tradition. G-Russ Junebug was shook up at the weight in. He was in pure fright. And he will not show up to fight. Holla!

teaser says:

Grj is always low key….lots of time to stare at Lomachencko during the fight

deepwater2 says:

In the squared jungle, you have fighters who don't look at the opponent during the referee's instructions.

After the weight ins, it is part of a promotional tradition. G-Russ Junebug was shook up at the weight in. He was in pure fright. And he will not show up to fight. Holla!


That's right. A stare down is the stare down. You have to look at the guy.
I was always taught to look at the ref or the floor at the start getting the instructions. At that point forget the damn guy's funny faces ,it's time to keep repeating straight right hand or double jab to start the show.
algieri's cut man, big George Mitchell used to be in my corner. Every single time at the start he would be whispering ,(punch this guy right in the mouth with a straight right) paddy power has 35-1 odds for Vl to win by knockout in 3.

thegreyman says:

That's right. A stare down is the stare down. You have to look at the guy.
I was always taught to look at the ref or the floor at the start getting the instructions. At that point forget the damn guy's funny faces ,it's time to keep repeating straight right hand or double jab to start the show.
algieri's cut man, big George Mitchell used to be in my corner. Every single time at the start he would be whispering ,(punch this guy right in the mouth with a straight right) paddy power has 35-1 odds for Vl to win by knockout in 3.


Nice odds. A few well placed bets on Loma by KO could win you some real nice money... Wish I'd thought of it earlier.

And yes, you should take part in the stare down- it is part of the promotional ritual as Radam points out. But I prefer not to read too far into it, should a fighter choose not to take part.

Remember Froch refused to do a stare down with Groves all the way into the rematch. For about 3 months he wouldn't look the guy in the eye till fight night, and then he knocked him out clean.

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