Gary Russell Jr rips into Leo Santa Cruz!
WBC featherweight champion “Mr.” Gary Russell Jr. (33-1, 18ko) has been a busy man on social media. The ultra-talented southpaw champion is breathing down the neck of almost everyone looking to fight a big name.
First there was the calling out of all the top fighters at the lightweight division. Then came the extremely intense back and forth with WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford.The southpaw champion recently called the bluff of Team Haney by saying he would accept an offer of $1.5 million to fight. However, the very first person to endure the wrath of the WBC champion goes to four-divisional champion “El Terremoto” Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19ko).
This beef stems from back when both champions were in the amateurs and has spilled over into the professional ranks. Back in 2019, after beating then-mandatory challenger Kiko “La Sensacion” Martinez (41-9-1, 21ko), the WBC champion would wear a shirt asking the Premier Boxing Champions brass Al Haymon to make the fight.
Next, was that time when Russell posted a video running upon his arch-rival’s father Jose Santa Cruz. Still, nothing happened. There was no movement on a fight happening at all.
MOVING ON BUT STILL GOT BEEF
Since then, the four-divisional champion is preparing to take on the WBA “regular” lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22ko), a scheduled to take place on October 24, 2020. Okay now, this is where for the four-divisional yet again is getting the wrath of the WBC champion. Cruz laughed at the WBC champion talking about going up to welterweight to fight Crawford.
“That’s crazy, I don’t know why he’s doing that.”
Russell Jr didn’t waste time going in on his elusive arch-rival. He took to social media and reminded Cruz of their history and how the four divisional champion didn’t want that work.
“Leo, you better keep my motherfucking name out your mouth. How dare you say something about me wanting to fight Terence Crawford. When I wanted to fight your punk ass, you was a cold sucker. You ain’t do nothing.
You see, I had my son on one of my videos, I am trying to raise my young boy to become a young man. If somebody put their arms around me when I get older cause they want to fight my son, my son better motherfucking beat they ass!”
My son better say ‘you know what Daddy, damn that, I’m gonna fight him. I don’t care what the fuck happen, I’m going to fight him. I will give it everything I got, fuck that’. You a bitch stop playing with me, Leo!”
By: Garrisson Bland