Junior middleweight contender Erickson Lubin is eager to bounce back in force when he faces Luis Arias on June 24 from The Armory in Minneapolis.
The fight will be showcased as the co-featured bout on Showtime's tripleheader card, which is headlined by the middleweight clash between Carlos Adames and le former unified champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams.
The 27-year-old Lubin (24-2, 17 KOs) will return to the ring after suffering a knockout loss in a toe-to-toe war, which saw him trade knockdowns with fellow contender Sebastian Fundora in April 2022. Heading into the Fundora fight, Lubin had put together an impressive six-bout winning streak since a loss to unified 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo in 2017, a run that included triumphs over Jeison Rosario, Terrell Gausha and Ishe Smith.
“I’m looking forward to making my return on Showtime,” said Lubin.
“Every fight is important and I treat them all the same. This one is no different because I’m coming in with a chip on my shoulder. I’m planning to dominate Luis Arias so I can get my rematches with Jermell Charlo and Sebastian Fundora. I want to avenge my defeats and that starts with a big performance on June 24. It’s ‘Hammer’ time on Showtime.”
A native of Milwaukee who now trains out of Las Vegas, Mayweather Promotions’ Arias (20-3-1, 9 KOs) most recently dominated Jimmy Williams in May 2022 on his way to a unanimous decision. Arias had scored a career-best victory in June 2021, as he earned a decision over former unified champion Jarrett Hurd on the Mayweather vs. Paul Showtime PPV undercard. Arias has also battled former champion Daniel Jacobs and owns a draw against veteran contender Gabriel Rosado.
“I’m back on the big stage and this time I’m staying here for the long haul,” said Arias. “I’m planning on bringing an all-out war as soon as the bell rings. June 24 has a great lineup, but this fight will definitely steal the show. I want to thank Floyd Mayweather and the Mayweather Promotions team for getting me this opportunity. I’m coming to make the most of it. War is coming!”