Photo: Gary Russell, Mark Magsayo – Ready For WBC Title Showdown

Russell vs. Magsayo will see WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr defend his world title against leading contender and WBC mandatory challenger Mark Magsayo live title action on SHOWTIME Thursday. January 7, 22 during a Premier Boxing Champions event from the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ (photo by Amanda Westcott)


The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® third place tournament begins at 9pm ET / 6pm Pacific Time and features a 12-round rematch between ultralightweight rivals Subriel Matías and Petros Ananyan in the co-main event , plus a tough featherweight heavyweight fight Tugstsogt Nyambayar against Sakaria Lukas in the opening 10 program.

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WBC Featherweight World Championship – 12 rounds

Gary Russell Jr. – 125 lbs. *

Mark Magsayo – 125 lbs.

Referee: Benjy Esteves; Judges: Lynne Carter (Penn.), Mark Consentino (NJ), Henry Grant (NJ)

*Note: Russell capped at 126 pounds on the second attempt.

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Super light match – 12 rounds

Subriel Matías – 140 ½ lbs.

Petros Ananyan – 141 lbs.

Referee: Mary Glover; Judges: Debra Barnes (NJ), Joseph Pasquale (NJ), Paul Wallace (Md.)

*The combat contract weight limit is 141 lbs.

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Featherweight Round – 10 Rounds

Tugboat Nyambayar – 128 lbs.

Sakaria Lukas – 127 lbs.

Referee: Edgardo Claudio; Judges: Tony Lundy (NJ), Ronald McNair (NY), Robin Taylor (NY)

*The combat contract weight limit is 128 lbs.

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Dustin Huang

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