Despite Mr. Gary Russell Jr.‘s fresh victory over Vyacheslav Gusev on Mar. 2nd, 2013, some critics question the quality of the opponents he has recently been fighting.
Gary did not make weigh-ins at the 2008 Olympics. This is a key point when looking at this topic because his father was not the main person preparing him for the Games. Since then, Gary has been with his father and has made weight for every fight.
Mr. Russell Jr.’s last 3 opponents all had winning records. What we are looking at is another Michael Jordan, Larry Bird or Magic Johnson in caliber of athlete. Guys like this did not need an opponent to make them great. They stayed self motivated. So, it didn’t matter if they were fighting the worst, or playing the worst, or the best; they always came out their best, and performed at their best. That’s what Gary Russell Jr. does.
So, we are always looking for someone to test them, so we can be sure they are as good as we see they are. Gary’s greatest asset is he loves being in the gym with his family, and his family loves being in the gym with him. That is their sanctuary…the place they receive joy! So, the question shouldn’t be, can he beat these champions that hold belts right now. The question is, “Will these champions be able to stay motivated long enough to be champions when Gary’s ready to test them?”
If you haven’t seen Mr. Russell in action, imagine Barry Sanders running the ball, Usain Bolt running the 100 meter dash, and Mike Tyson catching Trevor Berbick to become the youngest heavyweight champion of all time, accompanied by the genius of Tiger Woods’ placement in his long-game, “collaged” into one Super-Athlete…You have Mr. Gary Russell Jr..
Great performers aren’t just born, they are nurtured and cultivated. Mr. Gary Russell Sr. has done, is doing, and I believe will continue being the “agriculturalist” that will bring Gary Jr. to his full potential, and I believe that exceeds being a World Champion. The kid has the potential to be one of the best who “ever done it.” How do I know this? Because all of those ever considered, or are known to be the best who had ever done it, always had critics trying to find someone to test them. Just like Mr. Gary Russell Jr.
Therefore, take note to your Blessings and your Joy of Mr. Russell Jr., and his dad, and brothers, to be enjoyed…to be viewed for your pleasure.
This is B.A.M.
Author: James Phelps