Russell Jr. vs. Diaz Jr. and Stevenson vs. Jack – Results

By David Martinez /

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Showtime Championship Boxing offered a televised doubleheader from two different location sights.

In the first bout from Oxon, Hill, Maryland, Gary Russell Jr. (29-1 / 17 by KO) retained his WBC featherweight title with a 12 round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Joseph Diaz Jr. (26-1 / 14 by KO).

Russell was superb, using quickness and lighting jabs.  Diaz applied pressure, but was not effective in countering the overall ring generalship of Russell Jr.

The official judges scoring was 115-113, 117-111, 117-111 … my scorecard was, 9 rounds to 3, 117-111 for the winner Russell Jr.

The Second bout from Toronto, Canada, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1 / 24 by KO) and Badou Jack, fought to a 12 round draw.

Stevenson won the majority of the first six rounds, and Jack won the majority of the last six rounds – a fight with two sides.

I felt Jack did enough to win, being the busier and more accurate fighter.  The judges scored it 114-114, 115-113 Jack, 114-114, as Stevenson retained his title.

Note: Both Russell Jr. and Stevenson fought in their own home town venues;  if rematches are in order, I would like Las Vegas to be the sight.


One thought on “Russell Jr. vs. Diaz Jr. and Stevenson vs. Jack – Results

  1. Russell boxed great. Diaz landed some great body shots and Russell shook them off. I had Gary up 8 3 1. I had Stevenson over Jack by 1. He should grant an immediate renatch. He almost gassed out.

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