Russell Snubs Colbert: “You Just Got Your Ass Beat! Now You Want Me?!”

Gary Russell Jr to Colbert: "Stop Fucking Playing with Me!"

Gary Russell Jr snubs Chris Colbert
Gary Russell Jr (L), Chris Colbert | Credit: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Gary Russell Jr Dismisses Challenge by Chris Colbert

Over the span of his career, one-time WBC featherweight champion “Mr.” Gary Russell (31-2, 18 KO’s) has traded words with a slew of fighters. In more recent times, Russell Jr has aimed his animosity at boxers such as Leo Santa Cruz, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney . Now, he has focused his attention toward “Primetime” Chris Colbert (16-1, 5 KO’s).

While attending the weigh-in proceedings in support of his brother, Gary Antuanne Russell, who is fighting on Garcia versus Benavidez Jr’s undercard, Mr. bumped into Colbert. Apparently, Primetime challenged Russell to a session in the squared-circle which he did not take very kindly to. Following the exchange, the former featherweight champion supplied some sharp words about the matter to Fight Hype.

“But for Chris Colbert to walk up and act like he is a gorilla, shawty, stop fucking playing with me! He had the nerve to walk over with them little tight-ass green shorts on, like a little ass leprechaun. Got fat butt poking out like a female […] Then you talking about you want to fight me? Shawty, you got your ass beat your last fight! You almost got your ass cremated your last fight! You looking fat, you out of shape…maybe he is just trying to talk himself into some money, when it comes to competing against me.”


For all the highly charged wordplay though, both Colbert and Russell are coming off of losses. Admittedly, Colbert is weighted down with the much more embarrassing loss. This is because, after talking more trash than the technicians making Glad bags, Primetime was thoroughly trounced by late replacement Hector Garcia. Prior to the match, it was widely known that Colbert was gunning for a match with regular WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis. That plan went immediately out the window!

For his part, Russell is coming off a detrimental loss to Mark Magsayo that cost him his title. Yet he held his own much more admirably than did Colbert. The overall performance was underscored even more due to it being revealed that Russell fought Magsayo with a significant shoulder injury. Unfortunately, having suffered that injury, it’s uncertain what Mr. will do next or even if he will resume his career at all. As for Colbert, it appears that his next assignment will come against rising star Frank Martin.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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