Super welterweight contenders Erickson Lubin (21-1) and Dennis Hogan (28-2-1) were on a collision course to face each other in October. The fight was supposed to serve as a Showtime co-featured bout in chief support of a potential Adrien Broner-Ivan Redkach main event.
However, BoxingScene.com has been advised that both fighters are headed in separate directions. The Athletic's Mike Coppinger first reported the latest developments.
Hogan last fought on in April when he lost a controversial majority decision to WBO super welterweight champion Jamie Munguia. Many observers felt that the Australia based Irishman had done enough to walk away with the victory.
According to our sources, Hogan will now move up to 160 pounds and face unbeaten WBC champion Jermall Charlo (29-0). December 7th has been mentioned as a potential date for the fight.
Lubin has picked up three victories in a row since his knockout loss to Jermell Charlo in 2017. He is 2-0 with both wins coming by way of knockout in 2019.
Charlo, who has held titles at both 154 and 160 pounds, will be fighting for the second time in 2019. Since moving up to 160 pounds he is 4-0 with 2 knockouts. He last fought in June when he won a unanimous decision over Brandon Adams.
2012 US Olympian Terrell Gausha (21-1-1) is next up for Lubin. based fighter. Gausha last fought in May when he battled former champion Austin Trout to a disputed split draw in Biloxi, MS. Gausha's only professional loss came against Erislandy Lara in 2017.
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