New IBO champion N.Tugstsogt, better known as “King Tug”, is expecting his twelfth fight. On this occasion he will be taking on US professional boxer Gary Russell Jr. According to some sources, the match will be held in April.
His opponent, 30-year-old Gary Russell Jr., has held the WBC featherweight title since 2015, and as an amateur won a bronze medal in the bantamweight division at the 2005 World Championships. At the age of 16, he won both the U.S. Championships and the Golden Gloves in 2005. He became one of only two boxers to win both the U.S. Championships and National Golden Gloves before his 17th birthday. Gary Russell Jr. has had 30 fights; 17 of them KO (knockout) and one defeat.
Last month, N.Tugstsogt won the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) World Championship title and belt of after defeating Dominican boxer Claudio Marrero. Mongolian professional boxer N.Tugstsogt won a silver medal in the flyweight category of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Since turning professional, ‘King Tug’ has had eleven fights, almost all of which he has won by KO.