Erickson Lubin: I'll Expose Charlo and Break Him as a Fighter

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – This is too much, too soon.

That’s what Erickson Lubin keeps hearing and reading about his upcoming title shot against Jermell Charlo. The defending WBC super welterweight champion even questioned Wednesday what the 21-year-old Lubin has accomplished since he turned pro in November 2013 to justify becoming the mandatory challenger for his 154-pound title.

An unfazed Lubin promised following a press conference Wednesday that he is plenty ready to take Charlo’s title when they fight October 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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“He’s a fool if he thinks I’m not ready for this type of fight,” Lubin told “I’m better than anyone he has ever faced and I’m gonna show that October 14th. I’m gonna go out there and I’m gonna expose him. I’m gonna expose him. I see a lot of flaws in his game that I can expose. Me, being just 21, this is the fight that’s gonna make me into a superstar and this is the fight that’s gonna break him.”

Houston’s Charlo (29-0, 14 KOs) and Orlando’s Lubin (18-0, 13 KOs) both are coming off impressive knockout victories at Barclays Center.

Charlo, 27, knocked mandatory challenger Charles Hatley unconscious in the sixth round April 22 on the Shawn Porter-Andre Berto undercard. Seven weeks before Charlo destroyed Dallas’ Hatley (26-2-1, 18 KOs), Lubin stopped Mexico’s Jorge Cota (25-2, 22 KOs) in the fourth round of their March 4 bout on the Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia undercard.

Showtime will televise the Charlo-Lubin bout as part of a tripleheader that’ll include three 154-pound championship bouts.

In the main event, Cuban southpaw Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) will defend his WBA super world super welterweight title against Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9 KOs), a 2012 American Olympian from Cleveland. In the co-feature, IBF junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd (20-0, 14 KOs), of Accokeek, Maryland, will make the first defense of his title against former WBA champion Austin Trout (30-3, 17 KOs), of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

“I love stealing the show,” Lubin said. “That’s what I do. I’ve been doing that. And I’ve been out there wishing for the best fights and being challenged.

“Some might say I haven’t been challenged yet, or some might say I’ve fought nobodies. But realistically, I just make them look like nobodies. I wouldn’t be surprised if I do the same on October 14th.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sammybee on 09-09-2017

Charlo got to take this fight serious and prepare well. Otherwise, he will be shocked. Lubin is a young, hungry prospect.

Comment by JimmyD729 on 09-08-2017

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;18026448]In which of John Jackson's losses was he not completely outboxing the opponent before he got KO'd? Iohn Jackson and Tony Harrison are birds of the same feather. They've outboxed every opponent they've ever faced, problem is that they aint…

Comment by Mopeattack on 09-08-2017

I'm interested in going to this but just wanted to comment on the happenings at TM. Initially there were a bunch of seats available for presale (For AMEX and some Barclays Season Tix holders, I believe) and tix seemed to…

Comment by MasterPlan on 09-08-2017

[QUOTE=AdonisCreed;18026639]I remember that fight. He was getting schooled until he got the KO. I was watching that fight thinking dang Charlo might take a L this time. But since then he's looked better, this will be another tough fight for…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 09-08-2017

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;18026448]In which of John Jackson's losses was he not completely outboxing the opponent before he got KO'd? Iohn Jackson and Tony Harrison are birds of the same feather. They've outboxed every opponent they've ever faced, problem is that they aint…

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