Erickson Lubin Doubles Down on Gausha Call Out!
Shortly after his dominant stoppage of Zakaria Attou, Erickson Lubin publicly called out Austin Trout and Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KO’s). The talented junior middleweight believes these fights would be beneficial fights for his career and were fairly easy to make. Of the two, the Hammer seemed to prefer the Gausha match-up over Trout.
Presently, the power-punching Floridian is still in the midst of building up to a second title shot. In his first, and only, attempt at a world title, he fell short via first round knockout at the hands of Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (32-1, 16 KO’s).
Rather than letting the high profile early career defeat shake his resolve, the Hammer rededicated himself to his craft. Now, after three “get back” fights, Lubin finds himself eyeing a fight with the very capable Gausha.
In Lubin’s estimation, the Gausha fight would provide more bang for the buck. On the one hand, it’s an interesting prizefight with a young, fresh talent who is in a good place in their career. On the other, it should result in a fun action fight that the fans could really enjoy.
“I called out Austin Trout or Terrell Gausha, but they trying to line things up and we going to see what they can make. Hopefully, I can get the Gausha fight. Its more exciting and we going to see what they come up with.”
For his part, on his Twitter account, the former Olympian has spoken positively on the matter a number of times. By all accounts, he openly invites the fight and would look forward to testing his skills against the Hammer. Gausha is coming off a controversial draw with Lubin’s other callout, Austin “No Doubt” Trout (31-5-1, 17 KO’s).
Despite the judge’s ruling the affair a draw, the majority who witnessed the bout thought that Gausha did enough to warrant the official nod. Following the contest, Gausha displayed zero interest in a rematch. This is in large part why the Cleveland native is so open to a fresh, challenging prizefight with Lubin.
Since both of the principles appear to be down with the scrap, let’s hope that we can get a fight announcement for that worthwhile dust-up.
By: Bakari Simpson