by David P. Greisman
Young welterweight prospect Erickson Lubin could potentially be fighting three times over the course of one month, if all goes well, according to his manager, Henry Rivalta.
“I’m going to keep Erickson very busy,” Rivalta said. “He’s very well worth it, and he’s a badass fighter, man.”
Lubin is scheduled to open up the broadcast of the Feb. 7 episode of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” in Chicago. He will face Roberto Acevedo, a 13-12-3 (1 KO) fighter who lost to Adrien Broner by a fourth-round technical knockout in January 2010.
That was part of an eight-fight losing streak for Acevedo. He’s since broken that streak with four straight victories, two coming in 2011 and two coming in 2012. Acevedo didn’t fight at all last year.
BoxRec also shows Acevedo with losses to Ray Robinson (not the famous one) and Khabib Allakhverdiev in 2007, both by disqualification; to Cortez Bey by split decision in 2007; to Mickey Bey in 2008 by unanimous decision; and to Rances Barthelemy by first-round technical knockout in 2010.
“I’m hoping Lubin will dispose of him in the first round and show what he’s really got,” Rivalta said.
Lubin then could return on a Feb. 22 card in Bethlehem, Pa., against Jeremy Ramos, who is 5-1 with 1 KO.
And Lubin would then follow that with a bout on March 7 in Washington, D.C., against Angel Martinez, who is 13-5-1 with 9 KOs.
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