Erickson Lubin has a new opponent for his upcoming fight. has learned Terrell Gausha, Lubin’s original opponent, suffered a hand injury in training and has withdrawn from what was supposed to be a 12-round main event October 26. Another fringe 154-pound contender, Nathaniel Gallimore, has agreed to replace Gausha in what will be the main event of a Showtime tripleheader from Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Lubin (21-1, 16 KOs), a southpaw from Orlando, Florida, will attempt against Gallimore to continue his comeback from a first-round knockout defeat to Jermell Charlo in their WBC super welterweight title fight in October 2017. The 24-year-old Lubin has won three straight bouts, all by technical knockout, since Charlo (32-1, 16 KOs) stunningly stopped him.

Cleveland’s Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KOs), a 2012 U.S. Olympian, has lost only to WBA 154-pound champion Erislandy Lara. The Cuban southpaw won a unanimous decision against Gausha in their 12-rounder the same night Lubin lost to Charlo at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Gallimore, meanwhile, will attempt to climb back into the 154-pound championship mix by upsetting Lubin.

The Jamaican-born Gallimore (21-3-1, 17 KOs) dropped back-to-back decisions to since-crowned 154-pound champion Julian Williams (27-1-1, 16 KOs, 1 NC) and Patrick Teixeira (30-1, 22 KOs) in 2018. In his first fight since Brazil’s Teixeira beat him by majority decision in an eight-rounder 13 months ago, Gallimore won a six-round split decision against Antonio Todd (7-2, 4 KOs) on August 4 in Atlanta.

Showtime’s telecast October 26 also will include a junior welterweight bout between former IBF lightweight champ Robert Easter Jr. (21-1-1, 14 KOs) and Adrian Granados (20-7-2, 14 KOs).

The scheduled opener of that Showtime tripleheader also has been scrapped. Former WBA/IBO bantamweight champ Rau’Shee Warren (16-3, 4 KOs) was supposed to box ex-IBF champ Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-1, 12 KOs) in a 12-rounder, but Warren has pulled out due to a hand injury.

A bout involving heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) likely will open Showtime’s telecast now that Warren-Rodriguez is off. An opponent for Ajagba hadn’t been solidified as of Friday afternoon. 

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