Erickson Lubin wants rematch with Jermell Charlo
According to southpaw Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (23-1, 16, KO’s) he is ready for his rematch with the newly crowned WBC, WBA and IBF world super welterweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (34-1, 18 KO’s). The Hammer has had three years and five fights to distance himself from that stunning first-round KO back on October 14, 2017. Since that time, Lubin has switched trainers to Kevin Cunningham and believes that he has matured greatly.
THE DIFFERENCE WILL BE GROWTH AND MATURITY
He is also currently the WBC’s #1 super welterweight and coming off a recent win over Terrell Gausha (21-2-1, 10 KO’s). So, as he revealed on the Last Stand Podcast, Lubin believes now is the perfect time for a do-over.
“I want Charlo, I want my rematch! I want my rematch man, I feel like I rise to the occasion… a rematch is definitely something that I want.”
Naturally, given the way that he lost, there are numerous boxing fans who see a potential rematch going the same way. This notion is further reinforced by the fact that he was just wobbled by the light-punching Gausha. However, the Floridian is adamant that this would not be the case.
“It’ll be different because of the same thing. I’m with Kevin Cunningham, I still got the same team, I’m a southpaw too, I’m growing too. I’m 25, I’m stronger, I’m wiser, I’m smarter ,so it’ll be one of those fights. We both leveled up, we’re going to put it to the test.”
CORRECTING THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST
Like anything in life, it’s typically easier to face a task on the second attempt rather than the first. This is due to have the benefit of reflection and alteration. Due to this, the WBC super welterweight mandatory challenger feels he’ll be able to button up some crucial errors.
“We knew he was going to be shooting the big shots early, so we were just planning to box and feel him out. But I felt like I kind of just sat in front of him too long during that time, you know I was posing. Boxing trainers and my trainers, they always told me not to be sitting there posing. I’ll never do it again!”
For the time being however, we’ll just have to wait and see if Lubin gets the rematch that he so eagerly wants.
By: Bakari Simpson