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Lubin Trainer: Spence Sparring Won't Help Charlo in This Fight!

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Jason Galarza has heard about how much Errol Spence Jr. helped teammate Jermell Charlo prepare for his fight Saturday night against Erickson Lubin.

Galarza, Lubin’s trainer, doesn’t think those sparring sessions will make much of a difference when Lubin challenges Charlo for the WBC super welterweight title at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (Showtime). While respectful of the talented, undefeated Spence, Galarza doesn’t feel the powerful southpaw could’ve provided Charlo (29-0, 14 KOs) with the type of work necessary to get the Houston native ready to beat Lubin (18-0, 13 KOs), also a hard-hitting, left-handed fighter.

“The situation with Charlo is he’s trying to catch a new groove with Derrick James,” Galarza said, referring to Charlo’s trainer. “It’s gonna take time to build that relationship. It doesn’t happen within two or three fights. A lot of people are saying Charlo got some great sparring with Spence for this fight. OK, there’s a possibility he did. But he used Spence for sparring for [John] Jackson and he was down in that fight.

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“It won’t really make much of a difference. They’re two difference fighters. Erickson is different from Spence, a different type of fighter. He’s more of a pick-your-shot power puncher and Spence is more of a walk-you-down type of fighter. So they’re different.”

Dallas’ James, who also trains Spence, began working with Charlo before his sixth-round technical knockout victory over Joachim Alcine nearly two years ago in Houston.

Charlo’s victory over Jackson marked the second time James worked his corner. Charlo was down by the same score, 69-64, on all three cards before he knocked out the right-handed Jackson in the eighth round to win the then-vacant WBC 154-pound crown in May 2016 in Las Vegas.

Nevertheless, Galarza figures Charlo hasn’t had as tough a time with any of his opponents as when he spars against Spence (22-0, 19 KOs), the IBF welterweight champion.

“Derrick James said in one of his interviews you’re either gonna learn or you’re gonna get hurt in camp,” Galarza said. “And I believe he probably took some wear and tear in camp with Spence. That’s what my true belief is.”

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Butch.McRae on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;18136308]Might have the eventual 168 champion too is Rob Brant is as good as they say he is. Watched an interview on youtube recently where Spence and Charlo were singing his praises and saying he will certainly win the 168…

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=Butch.McRae;18132861]It's crazy that the same trainer has the eventual unified 147 and 154 champ lol I'd pay to watch them train.[/QUOTE] Might have the eventual 168 champion too is Rob Brant is as good as they say he is. Watched…

Comment by HI-TECH Boxing on 10-13-2017

Spence and Lubin don't fight identical but have similarities for this to be a great sparring choice. I saw a video of Spence and Lubin side by side and to my surprise Spence looked slightly bigger. Maybe it was the…

Comment by sammybee on 10-13-2017

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;18132825]He actually didn't use Spence for John Jackson. The first time they ever sparred was for Hatley.[/QUOTE] Good... you are right and abreast with facts

Comment by sicko on 10-13-2017

Super Excited for this fight! Should be the Main Event! Nobody gives a SH1T about Lara vs Gausha Lubin I think comes to put on a show but I expect Charlo to come and silence critics as well which should…

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