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Gary Russell Jr. Aims to Be a Great Father Just Like His Dad

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Gary Russell Jr. is a young up-and-coming boxer who has received comparisons to many, including the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard in an impressive 23-0 career thus far.  The unbeaten featherweight contender will battle Ukrainian star Vasyl Lomachenko in a 12-round bout for the vacant WBO World Featherweight Title live on Showtime Championship Boxing Saturday, June 21, 2014.

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Gary, who is the father of two young girls, took time away from his busy training schedule to speak about fatherhood. “I was lucky enough to have a very strong father in my life who taught me the importance of fatherhood and the kind of father that I want to be to my kids. To me, fatherhood means providing unconditional love and protection to your children and preparing them for life. Being a father means making the necessary sacrifices to provide for not only myself, but also my children.  My father is the biggest influence in my life and I want to play that some role in my daughters’ worlds.”

 

Gary also responded to my question about choosing a superpower as a Dad.  “If I could have one super power as a father, it would be the ability to read my children’s minds.”  Reading the minds of your children would certainly be a great way to prevent them from getting hurt.  Make sure you check Gary in the ring on Saturday, July 21, 2014, live on Showtime at 10pm.

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