Gary Russell Jr. (born June 5, 1988) is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC featherweight title since 2015, and as an amateur he won a bronze medal in the bantamweight division at the 2005 World Championships. Russell was voted Prospect of the Year for 2011 by The Ring magazine, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN.
Russell was born in Washington D.C. At age 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. In October 2005, the small southpaw boxer-puncher had a record of 163-10.
In November 2005, at the world championships in Mianyang, Russell beat Bulgarian Detelin Stefanov Dalakliev, 25-21, in the first round; dec. Canadian Tyson Cave, 22-9, in the second round; dec. Jordanian Al Gharaghir Ibrahim, 34-13 before losing to German Rustamhodza Rahimov, 28-17 thus winning the bronze medal at age 17 (joining Rau'shee Warren) and was named 2005 USA BOXING Athlete of the year.