Top contenders will exchange leather on Saturday, with talented prospect 🇺🇸Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (22-1-0, 16KO) fighting seasoned veteran 🇺🇸Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10KO) at the 🎰Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. This will be an official WBC Title Eliminator, with the victor facing the winner of Charlo/Rosario, which will yield unquestionably the 👑Champion of the 154 lb. division.
A HARD PILL TO SWALLOW FOR ERICKSON LUBIN REFOCUSED HIS EFFORTS
Each fighter has the incentive and drive to make right an opportunity which once went wrong, with both of them losing their lone title shots, against the divisions elite in opposition. Now as a reminder, there’s literally nothing wrong with a loss in this era that supports the doctrine that a loss is a career detonator (spearheaded by 👑🥉🇺🇸Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr’s rhetoric). With that being the case, Lubin’s lone loss came to 🇺🇸Jermell “Iron-Man” Charlo, who landed the perfect uppercut to Lubin that discombobulated his legs in the first round, going down to the mat. While he tried desperately to get up, the legs weren’t listening to the mind, and Lubin had no choice but to suffer the fate of the 1st round knockout loss – which was a bitter pill to swallow considering how contentious Lubin and Charlo was leading up to the fight.
Instead of sulking, Lubin took it as a learning opportunity to get back to the drawboard in training, understanding that there was another level to get to, and that he would need to ascend to that in order to make his dreams come true of becoming a World Champion. Securing solid victories over former titlist 🇺🇸Ishe Smith and 🇯🇲🇺🇸Nathanial Gallimore, he has another solid boxer in Terrell Gausha to deal with. A victory here can give Lubin that rematch against the man that gave him his lone defeat, so he is looking to put on a big show.
TERRELL GAUSHA LOOKING TO WORK HIS WAY BACK TO THE MAIN STAGE
On the exact same day and event which Lubin lost his bout to Charlo, Gausha and longtime elite 🇨🇺Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara took to the ring minutes later as the headliner attraction. The fight was a boring one to watch, but what was abundantly clear was that the great Cuban was too technical for Gausha to handle, outwitting him at every turn. Lara would go on to secure a lopsided unanimous decision, and Gausha’s opportunity went up in proverbial smoke.
Being a quality professional, Gausha just kept at it by scaling back the opposition a level, but still in respective standing. Gausha defeated 🇺🇸Joey Hernandez by technical knockout, then fought former Titlist 🇺🇸Austin “No Doubt” Trout to a dubious draw to keep his push towards another title shot alive, despite many believing that Trout did enough to win. After some delays, involving the pandemic and other setbacks, he finds himself in the eliminator that can put him right back in the drivers seat of his own destiny.
WEIGH IN RESULTS
Erickson Lubin – 153.75 lbs.
Terrell Gausha – 153 lbs.