Gary Russell Jr: “Crawford Got His Shit Split, That Shit Is Real”

Gary Russell Jr confirms altercation with Terence Crawford

Gary Russell Jr. (left), Terence Crawford
Gary Russell Jr. (left), Terence Crawford

Gary Russell Jr confirms altercation with Terence Crawford

Well, it seems now that boxing is back the social media call-out frenzy and rumors of altercations taking place in sparing are about to go into overdrive. The WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18ko) dropped a bombshell that is buzzing all over social media.

During an interview with Barbershop Conversations, the talented southpaw champion claimed that there was an intense exchange between himself and WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0, 27ko). Furthermore, Russell claims that the WBO champion had to go to the hospital to get checked out afterward.

“He definitely did get his shit split, don’t get it twisted. That shit is definitely real.”

Russell would go into details about the situation that took place back in 2008 during the Olympic trials. Arguably, the top pound for pound fighter didn’t like the results of a sparring session with a fellow participant. According to Russell, things went south after Crawford asked the southpaw champion from Maryland for his thoughts.

“We boxers, we are supposed to hit and not get hit. He was moving, but he was moving with a purpose. So, he didn’t like what I said got a frown on his face yelling and all that. I’m not going to go back and forth with another grown-ass man.”

“So he got his shit split; It was only one punch thrown. It was only my punch thrown, and he got shipped the fuck off to sports med to go get his shit checked out.”


Now, this story is far from over. The WBC champion had more to say on the matter. Russell made it clear that if the WBO champion feels slighted about him speaking the truth, then they can settle it in the ring.

“If Terence feels some type of way about it, if he don’t got a fight, I’ll fight him. He can get that shit back. Wazzup.”

“If he’s mad about me being honest about some shit that really the fuck happened, tell him to tell Bob to give me a call we can make a fight happen he can redeem himself.”

Gary Russell Jr is hinting at going up from featherweight to welterweight and fight one of the top fighters in the sport!

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."