Kevin Cunningham was in Ontario, California last Saturday for the Premier Boxing Champions on FOX event. He worked the corner of former super middleweight champion Andre Dirrell, who returned to ring for the first time in more than 20 months.
This was the world class trainer’s first fight with Dirrell and the pairing proved to be successful. Dirrell, who now campaigns in the light heavyweight division, stopped Juan Ubaldo Cabrera in 5 rounds.
Cunningham’s stable of fighters also includes super welterweight contender Erickson Lubin so he was a very interested observer of the Tony Harrison-Jermell Charlo main event that Charlo won by 11th round stoppage.
Lubin faced Charlo in 2017 when he was caught cold and stopped in one round. The now 24-year-old Lubin wasn’t trained by Cunningham for that fight. The duo have now worked together for 3 fights and the coach believes that if a rematch comes to fruition, the result will be very different.
“I sat ringside tonight and scouted the Harrison-Charlo fight,” Cunningham told BoxingScene.com.
“After thoroughly watching the fight I’m convinced that Lubin beats Charlo in the rematch. Harrison made it difficult for him throughout the fight. At the end of the day Charlo did what he had to do and caught Harrison. One thing’s for sure, he’ll be facing a totally different fighter in Lubin and it’ll be a totally different result if the rematch happens.“
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