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Erickson Lubin-Ishe Smith in The Works For Davis-Mares Card

By Ryan Burton

Kevin Cunningham, trainer of super welterweight contender Erickson Lubin (19-1), has advised BoxingScene.com that a fight against former champion Ishe Smith (29-10) is in the works for his fighter on February 9th.

The fight would take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on the Gervonta Davis-Abner Mares undercard and will be televised by Showtime.

Lubin suffered his first professional defeat in 2017 when he was caught cold by then WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo in the first round. He bounced back from that loss in April when he stopped Silverio Ortiz in 4 rounds.

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Smith, who held the IBF super welterweight title in 2013, has been a tough gatekeeper in recent years, giving prospects and contenders highly competitive fights. He lost a split decision to recently crowned world champion Tony Harrison in May and lost a fight closer than the scorecards indicated to Julian Williams in 2017.
 
The winner of this fight will be in prime position to face fellow Premier Boxing Champions fighter’s such as Harrison, WBA/IBF/IBO champion Jarrett Hurd and former champions Erislandy Lara and Jermell Charlo.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by sammybee on 12-27-2018

Lubin needs such fights to bounce back and progress gradually.

Comment by hitmanjosh on 12-26-2018

Lubin should win this easy, Smith not a puncher nor a world beater just good and solid guy who will give you some rounds. If you can’t win easy against this guy retirement is around the corner.

Comment by THEFRESHBRAWLER on 12-26-2018

This dude always on social media throwing subliminal shots at Floyd. Floyd should have dropped Ishe a long time ago, he’s too ungrateful

Comment by The_ultimate on 12-26-2018

Lubin needs to stop ducking Patrick Day

Comment by AdonisCreed on 12-26-2018

I hope Lubin wins this fight in a convincing manner! I'd like to see him bounce back from that embarrassing loss to Charlo!

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