Russell vs. Magsayo will see WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. defend his world title against top contender and WBC mandatory challenger Mark Magsayo headlining action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, January 22 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. (photos by Amanda Westcott)
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a 12-round rematch between super lightweight contenders Subriel Matias and Petros Ananyan in the co-main event, plus hard-hitting featherweight Tugstsogt Nyambayar squaring-off against Sakaria Lukas in the 10-round telecast opener.
WBC Featherweight World Championship – 12 Rounds
Gary Russell Jr. – 125 ½ lbs.*
Mark Magsayo – 125 ½ lbs.
Referee: Benjy Esteves; Judges: Lynne Carter (Penn.), Mark Consentino (N.J.), Henry Grant (N.J.)
*Note: Russell made the 126-pound weight limit on his second attempt.
Super Lightweight Bout – 12 Rounds
Subriel Matías – 140 ½ lbs.
Petros Ananyan – 141 lbs.
Referee: Mary Glover; Judges: Debra Barnes (N.J.), Joseph Pasquale (N.J.), Paul Wallace (Md.)
*The fight contracted weight limit is 141 lbs.
Featherweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Tugstsogt Nyambayar – 128 lbs.
Sakaria Lukas – 127 ½ lbs.
Referee: Edgardo Claudio; Judges: Tony Lundy (N.J.), Ronald McNair (N.Y.), Robin Taylor (N.Y.)
*The fight contracted weight limit is 128 lbs.