Gary Russell Jr: “If Devin Haney Wants Some Smoke, Shorty Can Get It!”

Gary Russell Warns Devin Haney He Can Get All The Smoke!

Gary Russell Jr (left), Devin Haney
Gary Russell Jr (left), Devin Haney

Gary Russell lets Devin Haney know he can get that work!

Now that boxing is starting to return, with fights already being scheduled for what will be a hot September, major fights are being announced and boxing fans are giddy like school kids.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have kept the sport at a halt long enough. Moreover, there are so many entertaining fights fans have been thinking about for the past couple of months. Many fighters have been on social media with verbal back and forth that has kept the entire boxing community engaged.

One piece of news that has come about is WBC Featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr (31-1, 18ko) talking about moving up two divisions to lightweight. The move would come after several failed attempts of trying to lay hands on four-divisional champion “El Terremoto” Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19ko).

Furthermore, the ultra-talented southpaw has already set his sights on some of the top dogs in the division. In an interview with affiliate Brawler Sports Media, the WBC champion made it clear that he has no problem giving anyone that work.

“To be honest with you, I have been saying I want Leo Santa Cruz. We been in the same division for about four years now I’ve been a champ. I am the longest-reigning champion in the WBC…longest-reigning champion right now in the sport of boxing.”

Okay, this is where things take off.

“Why, with everything, didn’t the fight get made, I don’t know. I plan on moving up in weight now. I mean I know he’s at 130, I am trying to go to 135. I heard Devin Haney say he wants to fight me.

“If Devin Haney wants to fight me, we can make that motherfuckin fight happen. I’m a real fighter, a real fighter. I don’t do all that picking and choosing who I want to fight, this that and the third.

“I am a real fighter so if Devin Haney wants some smoke shorty can get it!”

That will be music to the ears of the WBC lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15ko). The champ has been calling out whoever is willing to get them hands and it looks like Russell Jr is up for throwing down in the middle of the ring.

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."