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Lubin's Coach: First Attou, Then Trout-Gausha Winner, Then Title

By Ryan Burton

Premier Boxing Champions recently announced that former super welterweight title challenger Erickson Lubin (20-1) will face Zakaria Attou (29-6-2) on the Jermall Charlo-Brandon Adams undercard.

The fight will serve as the co-featured bout of the evening and will be televised by Showtime.  Eduardo Ramirez will face Claudio Marrero to round out the tripleheader.

The fight will be Lubin's second under the guidance of world class trainer Kevin Cunningham.  They are currently in Southern Florida at Camp Cunningham preparing for the fight.

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The division has seen its share of upsets over the past few months. In December Tony Harrison handed Jermell Charlo his first defeat and in March Brian Castaño defeated Erislandy Lara. Another big upset occurred this past Saturday when Julian Williams dropped and won an unanimous decision over the then unbeaten Jarrett Hurd.

"I think the junior middleweight division is the most competitive division in boxing. Hurd, Charlo, Williams, Harrison, Lubin, (Austin) Trout, Lara, (Terrell) Gausha, Castaño, (Carlos) Adames and (Jaime) Munguia. A division that could produce great matchups for the next few years," Cunningham told

Lubin is still only 23-year-old and hasn't hit his prime yet.  Cunningham believes that after two more fights his fighter will ready for another world title shot.

"We’re focused on the French champion Attou for June 29th. After that I think the winner of Trout-Gausha would be a great match up with Lubin. Then anybody with a belt can get it!" Said Cunningham.

In his last bout Lubin became the first fighter to stop former champion Ishe Smith.  He has won 2 fights in a row since losing to then WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo. 

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by pillowfists98 on 05-14-2019

Lubin will sleep Trout.

Comment by BigZ44 on 05-14-2019

Lubin is still my boy, I think this is a good plan

Comment by Jwil20 on 05-14-2019

J Rock and Lubin were similar to me but as I think, only by premature defeat. Belive J Rock a bit more polished and ready for the challenge of true player at 154. Lubin so young and the division so…

Comment by sicko on 05-14-2019

Good Route for Lubin! Still only 23 years old 154 is STACKED for sure and it is good to see them actually fighting each other unlike some of the other Divisions. Tony Harrison vs Charlo, Hurd vs Williams, Lara vs…

Comment by ceylon mooney on 05-14-2019

lubin my 2nd favorite JMW (hurdnis my fave). seen him fight from second and tenth rows. he hits pretty hard. cant wait to see him back fightin top guys

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