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Lubin's Coach: We Are Ready To Fight The Charlo-Rosario Winner Next

Erickson "The Hammer" Lubin (23-1) picked up his 5th win a row Saturday night when he defeated Terrell Gausha (21-2-1) at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Connecticut in their super welterweight clash.  The bout headlined a Showtime tripleheader. The final scores were 118-110, 116-112, and 115-113.

For most of the fight Lubin was the busier and more accurate fighter. However, the action was lacking early on and didn't really pick up until the later rounds in the fight when Gausha began to let his hands go more often.

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Lubin's trainer Kevin Cunningham acknowledged the lack of excitement and believes that Gausha's safety first approach was the main culprit.

“I knew going in that Gausha is patient and doesn’t take risks. So that makes for a more tactical fight. Gausha fights off his high guard and defense. Styles make fights and sometimes you have to take what your opponent gives you and win the fight. Gausha is hard to look good against, neither (Erislandy) Lara or (Austin) Trout looked great against Gausha. Hammer did what he needed to do to control the fight and win almost every round," Cunningham told

With the victory Lubin is now the mandatory challenger to the Jermell Charlo-Jeison Rosario unification showdown that takes place on Saturday night. Charlo's WBC title and Rosario's WBA and IBF titles will all be on the line.

According to Cunningham, they won't savor the victory for long and will continue to work on their craft.

"Now is not time to celebrate, we’re right back in the lab. It’s time to tighten loose ends and get sharper. He has fought himself back into the mandatory spot, earning the right to face the Charlo-Rosario winner. We will be ready for whoever comes out on top in that fight," said Cunningham.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by hitmanjosh on 09-25-2020

As a fighter you spend several years developing a craft that may not pay dividends towards retirement if you don’t become champion and make a few defenses. So for Lubin, I’m not sure what you are making per fight but…

Comment by Patsfan bri on 09-24-2020

No chin , no chance

Comment by sicko on 09-24-2020

Winner of Mell Charlo vs Rosario (if they don't have a rematch depending on how the fight play out of course) on Saturday should first fight the winner of Texieria vs Castano first before having to do any damn mandatory…

Comment by archiemoore1 on 09-24-2020

Lubin is a good young fighter. I would like to see him become stronger and more explosive before going against Charlo again. I don't really see the extra gear he'll need to beat Charlo. He fights at one speed

Comment by sammybee on 09-24-2020

Charlo can beat both Lubin & his coach in a two against one handicap match.

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