Erickson Lubin Gunning For Tony Harrison Bout Next!
Since suffering his sole professional loss at the hands of WBC junior middleweight champion Jermall “Iron Man” Charlo (33-1, 17 KO’s), top contender Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (22-1, 16 KO’s) has amassed an impressive four fight win streak. Having won three of those matches by stoppage, he feels he is right back in striking distance of another title shot!
Naturally he would most enjoy obtaining a second shot at Charlo, however, Lubin is savvy enough to know it may not be happening next regardless of him securing a #1 ranking with the WBC. Yet, securing a big name fight that would place him right back in line for a title shot is not out of the realm of possibilities.
Bearing this in mind Lubin in openly gunning for a showdown with former WBC champion Tony “Super Bad” Harrison (28-3, 21 KO’s).
WHAT YOU SAY?!
The Hammer believes that now is an ideal time for both himself and Harrison to mix it up in the ring. Harrison has dropped to #3 in the WBC rankings, while the WBA has Lubin ranked #3 and Harrison #6. Therefore, a win over the other would more than likely lead directly to a title shot, especially within the WBC.
However, despite maintaining a great deal of respect for him as a fighter, Lubin wants to face Harrison so badly due to some loose comments he felt were disrespectful. In a recent interview conducted with Premier Boxing Champions, Lubin delved into greater detail about the matter.
“I want someone like Tony Harrison, I want to go up against someone like Tony Harrison. I feel like it’s good for PBC, it’s a fight that’s easy to make, two fighters in the same stable, I’m #1 in the WBC, he is #3 in the WBC.
“I feel like the winner of that definitely, if we don’t deserve it now, but I feel like the winner of that fight definitely deserves a rematch with Charlo.
“He did an interview with someone but he made some comments about who he wanted to fight and they actually mentioned my name to him and he said something like, of a fighter like myself won’t get him up.
“Basically he won’t get up for a fighter like me, it won’t be the same hunger as if I am nobody in the division. I just don’t like the comments that he made about how him wanting to fight the best of the best when I feel like in this division it don’t get better than me.”
ITS ALL RESPECT
When it’s all said and done though, Lubin’s desire to face Harrison is rooted in mutual respect and earnestly trying to establish himself as the best super welterweight in the world.
“Tony Harrison is a great fighter, I am not saying nothing bad about him. I just don’t like the comments he made. I think he is a great fighter. I think the fans would love the fight and it’s a great fight for me.
“It’s also a great fight for him. He just lost to Charlo…I feel like the winner should fight for the title again!”
Honestly speaking, this would make a great fight to advance both combatants careers and entertain the fan. Let’s hope that Harrison takes Lubin up on his call out.
By: Bakari Simpson