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Gary Russell opponent named: Miguel Tamayo

Top super featherweight contender Gary “The Lion” Russell Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs) will kick off the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes telecast live from Barclays Center on Thursday when he faces Obregon, Mexico’s Miguel “Yaqui” Tamayo (14-7-2, 12 KOs) in the opening televised bout on the fight card headlined by the WBA International welterweight title fight between “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo.

The eight-round super featherweight bout will air beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT followed by the 10-round super welterweight co-featured bout between unbeaten prospects Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez and Daquan “King” Arnett. Also added to the undercard are bouts featuring top local standouts “Sir” Marcus Browne, Emmanuel “Manny” Gonzalez, Zachary Ochoa, Rafael Vazquez and Steven Bujaj.

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