Unbeaten Prospect Antonio Russell Battles Jamaica's Rudolph Hedge On on Premier Boxing Champions


BETHLEHEM, PA. (June 21, 2016) - Unbeaten prospect Antonio Russell (6-0, 5 KOs) will take on Jamaica's Rudolph Hedge (10-3-3, 4 KOs) in a six-round super bantamweight showdown as part of Premier Boxing Champions ­TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, June 28 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

The June 28 event is headlined by a lightweight showdown between former title challengerEdner Cherry and quick-fisted contender Lydell Rhodes. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with unbeaten featherweight Omar Douglas taking on Cuba's Alexei Collado.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King's Promotions, are priced at $100, $75,and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available atwww.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Additional undercard action features unbeaten Brooklyn-prospect Chris Colbert (4-0, 2 KOs) taking on fellow unbeaten Antonio Dubose (8-0-1, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia in a six-round super bantamweight bout, unbeaten Philadelphia-prospect Milton Santiago against veteran Osumanu Akaba (32-10-1, 25 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight attraction, local heavyweight Eric Newell (8-3-2, 5 KOs) in a four-round bout against Randy Easton (3-9-1, 3 KOs) and the pro debut of Philadelphia's Yurik Mamedov in a four-round welterweight bout.

Rounding out the night of fights Maryland-prospect Mykal Fox (9-0, 2 KOs) in a six-round super lightweight bout against Puerto Rico's Jose Valderrama (5-13, 3 KOs), Yonkers-native Victor Vasquez (4-2, 2 KOs) against Philadelphia's Seifullah Jihad Wise (3-1, 1 KO) in a six-round lightweight battle and unbeaten Washington, D.C. prospect Marcus Bates (3-0-1, 3 KOs) in a bantamweight bout against Bennie Culpepper.

Twice a National Golden Gloves runner up, Russell won the national championship in 2013 and he now looks to follow in the footsteps of his older brother and current 126-pound world champion Gary. The 23-year-old fighting out of Washington, D.C. turned pro in 2015 and delivered five victories before making his 2-16 debut in April with a stoppage of Alberto Serna. He will take on Kingston, Jamaica's Hedge who made his U.S. debut in May.

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