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Gary Russell Jr., whose only loss was to Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2014, has only made three defenses of the title he has held for 4 years, in large part because he says other fighters avoid him. He’s said publicly he wants to fight #1 ranked featherweight and fellow PBC fighter Leo Santa Cruz, even threatening retirement if that fight doesn’t happen. But he needs to get Kiko Martinez out soon if he wants to be taken seriously.

Andres Ferrari, ESPN Editor125d ago