Undefeated prospect Russell squares off against Hedge in PA

Antonio Russell (R) exchanges blows with Jaxel Marrero during their bantamweight fight on July 11, 2015 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida (Photo courtesy of PBC Boxing)
Antonio Russell (R) exchanges blows with Jaxel Marrero during their bantamweight fight on July 11, 2015 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida (Photo courtesy of PBC Boxing)

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Undefeated rising super bantamweight prospect Antonio Russell will square off against Rudolph Hedge as part of PBC’s “Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays”, June 28th from the Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, PA.

The bout will be on the undercard of Edner Cherry/Lydell Rhodes with the televised coverage beginning at 9PM. ET/6PM.PT.

Also on the card will be Delaware native and unbeaten featherweight Omar Douglas, who will take on Cuba’s Alexei Collado.

The 23-year-old Russell (6-0, 5ko’s), who is a two-time National Golden Gloves runner-up, turned pro in 2013 and his is also the younger brother of current 126lb. champ Gary.

Hedge, who made his U.S debut, in May, sports a 10-3-3 mark with four knockouts.

However, the 33-year-old has dropped three of his last six overall.

Douglas (16-0, 11KO’s) is a slick boxer, who is a fast starter that loves to work the body. He is a very patient and skilled fighter, while the battled tested Collado (19-1, 17ko’s) has only suffered one defeat in his career — an unanimous decision loss to Rod Salka in 2014. He took all over 2015 and this will be his second fight of 2016.

Philadelphia native  Yurik Mamedov will make his pro debut in a four-round welterweight contest against an opponent to be named later.

 

 

 

 

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