Erickson Lubin Pursuing Bouts with Terrell Gausha or Austin Trout!

Erickson Lubin Looking For a Recognizable Name to Get Back Into Title Contention

Erickson Lubin, Terrell Gausha and Austin Trout
From top to bottom right: Erickson Lubin, Terrell Gausha and Austin Trout.

Potential bouts for Erickson Lubin heating up.

On June 29, Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin took one more significant step toward attaining a much coveted title shot. He accomplished this feat by over-matching Zakaria Attou in a WBC super welterweight title eliminator.

It was roughly two years, and three fights, ago that Lubin got his first title shot against Jermell Charlo.

Regrettably for the Hammer, this contest would end with him being stopped in the opening round. Luckily, Lubin is not exactly the sit around and mope type. After dusting himself off and getting back to the basics, he dutifully worked himself back in position for another title shot.

He came out victorious in the title eliminator. However, it appears as if Lubin will have no choice but to wait.

Opportunities On The Table

At the moment, the WBC super welterweight champion Tony “Super Bad” Harrison is sidelined with injury. Furthermore, even when Harrison does return, he’ll do so to an immediate rematch with Jermell Charlo.

This situation leaves the Hammer momentarily stuck in limbo regarding when he’ll actually get this shot at the green belt again. That does not mean that he has any intention on remaining idle.

Following his dominant performance over Attou, Lubin let it be known that he’d love to make a fight with either Terrell Gausha or Austin Trout. The two fought to a highly debated draw on May 25.

The popular belief is that Gausha should have gotten the nod. Directly after the Hammer’s win, he took to his Twitter page to express his desire for a showdown with Lubin.

“I mean, we gonna go back and talk to the team. We’re going to see if we make, you know, out of Terrell Gausha or Austin Trout happen, or any of those top ten guys. I don’t really call out names like that, but those are the fights that really make sense.

“But you know, like I said, we’re just going to go back and see if we can make those fights happen.”

Terrell Gausha

Lubin v Gausha certainly would make a great conciliation dust-up. Not only would it be fun scrap for the fans, Gausha would unquestionably be Lubin’s stiffest test since his lone defeat to Charlo.

By: Bakari Simpson

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