N.Tugstsogt and Gary Russell Jr. to fight in January

2019-11-12 13:27:50

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. IBO world featherweight champion, silver medalist of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championship State Honored boxer N.Tugstsogt will face American boxer Gary Russell Jr in January, 2020.

State Honored boxer Tugstsogt Nyambayar announced the news through his facebook page.

WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. was ordered to make his mandatory defense against No.1 ranked mandatory challenger Tugstsogt ‘King Tug’ during the 57th annual congress of World Boxing Council (WBC) which was held in Cancun, Mexico and the documents were signed yesterday, on November 11.


The fight was originally scheduled to take place in May but Gary Russell Jr. cancelled the fight due to unknown reasons. Gary Russell Jr. has a record of 1 loss in 30 fights of which he won 17 by knockout and he has successfully defended his title three times so far.