Up and Coming DC Boxer Lands Thanksgiving Knockout Punch!

Veteran announcer makes rare gaffe.

Gary Russell, Jr. got a first-round knockout over Heriberto Ruiz over the Thanksgiving holiday. Remaining undefeated Russell gave a right hand to Ruiz sending him to the canvas in less than three minutes of Round 1.

It would be Russell's first knockout in his last seven contests.

With the win, however, Russell improves his record to 19-0, with 11 KOs. He is ranked number 10 by the WBA. Heriberto Ruiz, the veteran in the matchup, falls 48-12-2, 30 KOs.

Russell, a native of Maryland, has four other siblings; all of which are poised to become 'ones to watch' on the boxing scene.

A real awkward moment coincided after the match as boxing's iconic announcer, Michael Buffer, mixes up the names, almost presenting Ruiz with the win.

Watch the match and then note Buffer's gaffe at the end.