Erickson Lubin back in action Saturday

Super welterweight contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (21-1, 16 KOs) will look to put himself one step closer to a second world title opportunity when he faces hard-hitting Nathaniel Gallimore (21-3-1, 17 KOs) in the main event on Saturday live on Showtime from Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Photo: Team Lubin

Lubin was originally scheduled to face Terrell Gausha, before Gausha suffered an injury that forced him to withdraw from the fight.

“Gallimore is a banger, he comes forward and puts a lot of pressure on his opponents,” said Lubin. “He has fought a lot of good fighters like Julian Williams and has nothing to lose. We’re both big punchers and the fans should expect an action-packed fight. I’m putting in the work so that I’m the last man standing.”

With a win over Gallimore, Lubin has a wealth of possibilities for big fights. “I think the 154-pound weight class is the best division in boxing,” said Lubin. “We have a lot of good fighters, but I don’t see any of the fighters in this division as unbeatable. I am completely focused on my fight on October 26, but if I can make a statement in this performance, I know I am knocking on the door of a world title shot.”

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  • This guy Lubin is kind of in the same spot as Ugas at 147, which is, pretty well rated by the WBA and WBC, but probably will not get a title fight again anytime soon. The guy Lubin should target the winner of Jeff Horn and Michael Zerafa rematch, even if he has to go to Australia to do it.

    • First Tom you wanna take Cotto out of retirement and throw him under the bus against T Crawford, now is Lubin turn. You proposing send him to Australia in a meaningless fight against Horn or Jerafa.
      There are plenty of good opportunities for Lubin in American soil, and he is doing fine rebuilding his boxing career after such devastating loss to Charlo. He is not a big name now for that loss, but sooner or later he will be a mandatory again, and hopefully he will materialize. A fight against Brian Castaño or Kell Brook is better option for him IMO. A win could force a mandatory against Tony Harrinson in th WBC or any of the half dozen WBA has.

  • I remember when LOUD MOUTH Lubin fought Charlo, he talked so much shit leading up to the fight and ended up SPLAT on the canvas like a pancake going into convulsions. I kind of felt bad for him reaching his arms out as if in a bad dream trying to climb a latter back to his feet but just the nature of his cockiness was such a turn off I’m glad he wasn’t seriously hurt but I hope he got some humbleness socked into him which I doubt.

    • B.S heading into a fight what are you suppose to say? well I’m not sure if I can win, but I’ll do my best? I admit he got short circuited but…he’s back in the mix. Person that beat him lost his title.

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