Erickson Lubin: “I’ll Probably Be Back Around October. Just Stay Posted!”

Lubin Says He'll Return Before Year's End

Erickson Lubin poses at fight event for Sebastian Fundora match
Erickson Lubin | Credit: Showtime

Erickson Lubin Looking Forward to 2022 Ring Return


If super welterweight boxer Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (24-2, 17 KO’s) has shown us anything, it’s his deep reserve of grit and determination. He displayed it in his last duel with Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora on April 9, when Lubin soaked up a frightful amount of damage.

Even though his body began breaking down, The Hammer never stopped giving his all. Not only did he compete with moxie, he drew his own fair share of blood from Fundora. Regardless of his heart however, Lubin ultimately would be stopped in the ninth round. It was the second loss and second knockout of his career. Aside from him being the favorite to win, the defeat was made all the more heartbreaking for another significant reason.

After clawing his back up the ladder for the past five years, the fight with Fundora would have positioned The Hammer to leverage a rematch with undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo. Charlo is the man who put the first loss on his record by way of a devastating first-round knockout. Sadly, in the ninth hour, all his years of dedication were invalidated in one match.

BRUISED BUT NOT BROKEN

In a recent interview conducted by Fight Hub TV, Lubin lists some of the damage that he acquired in his scuffle with The Towering Inferno.

“I had a hairline fracture, that was about it. I had a hairline fracture but I am about to get right back to it. So, you know it was a good fight. After watching the fight, it was one of those fights that you sit back and watch thirty years from now and be like, ‘yo, that was a great ass fight,’ you know?!”

HOPPING BACK ON THE HORSE

Unsurprisingly, The Hammer is eager and chomping at the bit to get back in the ring. In all honesty, his loss to Fundora was one of the kind where you don’t really lose points as a fighter. The rough-knuckled Floridian held his own, showed heart and skill and even put Fundora on the canvas himself. Had the fracture not taken place, the outcome could have been radically different, so it’s a good thing that Lubin is aiming to slide back through the ropes sooner rather than later.

“I’m great, I’ll probably be back at the end of the year, like October, August or September! So, you know, just stay posted!”

Let’s see who, and how, The Hammer fights in his next at bat. If he looks back to form, it’s not inconceivable to see him in a major fight sooner than expected. Without question, he is not trying to take another five years to get a shot at the champ! Yet, no matter how it plays out, 3Kings Boxing will be there to report the news.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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