By Ryan Burton
Super welterweight contender Erickson "The Hammer" Lubin (19-1) returned to the winner's column in April when knocked out journeyman Silverio Ortiz in 4 rounds in El Paso.
The fight was his first since his first round stoppage loss to Jermell Charlo last October in a Showtime televised bout.
The 22-year-old Florida native started working with world class trainer Kevin Cunningham in July and is looking to return to the ring in mid October with his new trainer in his corner.
So far Cunningham likes what he sees from the young southpaw.
"I'm resurrecting Erickson Lubin and I guarantee he'll come back and rule the 154 pound division," Cunningham told BoxingScene.com.
The 154 pound division is loaded with talent with the likes of WBA/IBF champion Jarrett Hurd, Charlo, who holds the WBC title, WBO champion Jaime Munguia and top contenders Erislandy Lara, Austin Trout and Julian Williams.
Even with all of the competition, Cunningham is confident that Lubin will be his next lefty champion, following his work with multi-division champions Cory Spinks and Devon Alexander.
"The kid has a good boxing IQ, footwork, balance and power. I've won 10 world titles with southpaws and if Lubin stays focused he will win titles at 154 and 160," Cunningham stated.
Cunningham has had a busy 2018 as he has started to work with several fighters out of his state of the art South Florida gym. In addition to working with his long time pupil Devon Alexander, he was in WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis's corner when he blasted out Jesus Cuellar in 3 rounds in April and also trained Adrien Broner who battled Jessie Vargas to a draw on the same card. He also worked with Robert Easter Jr. for his unification fight against Mikey Garcia in July.
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