Gary Russell Jr. tired and lacked energy in his June 2014 loss to Vasyl Lomachenko. Since, he’s fired his body shaper (fitness guru) and re-employed old school boxing training. Last night, Russell needed only four rounds to secure the WBC World featherweight title by knockout over former champion Jhonny Gonzalez. Do free weights, jumping over boxes, and running around traffic cones make a fighter better? An insecure fighter might benefit marginally by being in slightly better cosmetic shape, but a top-level fighter will not be toppled by such approaches. Stop banging plates and hit the road.