Topic - Gary Russell Jr.

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  • "Man, can't nothing keep me from boxing," Russell said. "This is the calling and purpose on my life. If God wants me to do this, he'll enable me to do it. I know I'm gonna fight in the Olympics, continue in boxing and bring my family financial happiness. This can't get me down."

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  • "I hit him somewhere on his face, felt the pain and was like, 'Dang! I did it again.' " Russell said an hour after the fight. "It's like a sore or something. Draw contact and it busts back open. But I had to keep fighting. Boxing's a violent sport. You've gotta suck it up and deal with the pain. Gotta keep your poker face."

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