Russell Jr vs Casteneda, Olympians: Weigh-in photo gallery

Gary Russell Jr and Raul Castaneda made weight for their featherweight main event tonight on ShoBox, which will feature five pro debuts of U.S. Olympians as well.

SHOBOX WEIGHTS: Russell Jr. tipped scale at 126¾ pounds, Castaneda 125; Breazeale weighed 248 pounds, Tate 238; Browne weighed 175¾, Ford 176¾; Gausha weighed 164 pounds, Caplinger 165½; Spence Jr. weighed 149, Garcia 149½ and Warren weighed 117½ pounds, Rivera 117 ¾.

Raul Castaneda

"This is definitely a great opportunity for me to fight a big name like Gary Russell on SHOWTIME. I'd been training for a different fighter, another southpaw with a similar style, for three months but when this offer came along I took it. I'm definitely in good shape and very excited.

"With the preparation I had, I definitely feel I'm capable of winning. Russell is a good fighter, very, very fast, so my plan is to not let him get into a rhythm and dictate the pace.

"I feel I hit hard enough and I know I throw enough punches. I expect to throw 100 punches a round.

"If I win this fight, I can be another Josesito Lopez and we all know what happened to him when he got his first big opportunity."

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