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Hurt Gary Russell Jr. drops fight

Updated: April 11, 2012, 1:27 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Featherweight Gary Russell Jr., the 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year, will have to wait even longer for his 2012 debut after suffering a sprained left ankle.

Russell suffered the injury in training and is off the April 21 Showtime tripleheader he was scheduled to open in El Paso, Texas, Golden Boy Promoter Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Tuesday night.

"It was a misstep in the ring when he was training," Schaefer said. "Nothing is broken. It's a sprain, but he can't train ...

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