On Saturday, May 20, Showtime Championship Boxing presented a stacked fight card from the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., for Showtime Boxing: Russell Jr. vs. Escandon.
In the evening’s main event, Gary Russell Jr. looked to unify the WBC world featherweight tile against the interim champ Oscar Escandon. Russell Jr.’s only loss in his 28-fight career came against one of the world’s best boxers, Vasyl Lomachenko, in a 12-round majority decision loss. Escandon owns 17 knockouts in his 25 career wins.
The event aired live at 6 p.m. ET on Showtime.
Gary Russell Jr. def. Oscar Escandon by TKO. Round 7, 0:59 – for WBC world featherweight title
Andre Dirrell def. Jose Uzcategui by disqualification. Round 8 – for interim IBF World super middleweight title
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