World Boxing Council featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) will defend his crown against undefeated Mongolian fighter Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar, this Saturday, live on SHOWTIME at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania leading a Premier Boxing Champions event.
Russell will make the fifth defense of his WBC featherweight title against his mandatory challenger, Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-0, 9 KOs), seeking to prove he is still the best on the division.
Nyambayar, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist, has quicly escalated the WBC rankings, becoming mandatory challenger.
As part of the WBC safety regulations, both fighters have successfully submitted their respective pre-weigh ins plus medical tests and MRI.
We appreciate the commitment of these fighters and respective teams complying with all WBC requirements.