2019 May 18

Gary Russell jr vs. Kiko Martinez

12 rounds, for Russell's WBC featherweight title

Gary Russell jr has one of the fastest pair of hands in all of boxing. He has good skills to go along with the speed. He only has one loss and that came when he fought the great Lomachenko in what was a 50/50 fight at the time. We got it right that time in predicting a Lomachenko win. This time against Kiko Martinez who seems to have his best days behind him it is difficult to see anything other than a Russell jr win. Russell jr´s jab and educated lead hand will be too much for Martinez. This will not be a close fight in our estimation. We believe Kiko Martinez will be hit plenty and it is likely he will be stopped. If he somehow survives, expect a clear and near a shut-out decision with no controversy. The Pick is Gary Russell jr to win.

The Pick: Gary Russell jr to win fight