Erickson Lubin decided to place out The Towering Inferno, Sebastian Fundora

Erickson Lubin. Picture by Amanda Westcott

World class junior middleweights Erickson Lubin and Sebastian Fundora collide in a scheduled 12-round contest at The Theatre at Virgin Lodges in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Lubin, who’s rated No. 4 by The Ring at 154 kilos, welcomes the chance to face the most effective fighters within the division.

“I’m all the time hungry, and anybody put in entrance of me, I’m trying to run over as a result of I really feel like they’re in the best way,” Lubin (24-1, 17 knockouts) informed The Ring. “Dealing with Fundora is one other opponent in the best way, in my view.

“With the WBC interim belt on the road, [that] makes me extra hungry. Lots of work was put into my coaching, and Saturday night time can be particular.”

The once-beaten 26-year-old, who educated within the mountains of Mt. Charleston in Las Vegas, below the watchful eye of famend cornerman Kevin Cunningham, is nicely ready for Fundora.

“The laborious half is over at camp, and now it’s time to get on the market, carry out, and do what I do finest,” Lubin stated earlier than turning his consideration to his opponent’s attributes.

“I really feel like he is available in form; he brings the struggle to all people. He lacks protection, [there’s] a number of defensive flaws that I’m prepared to reveal.”

Erickson Lubin (left) vs. Nathaniel Gallimore. Picture by Amanda Westcott/ Showtime

The 6-foot-5 Fundora will maintain eight-inch peak and six-inch attain benefits over Lubin. Nonetheless, the Florida-born fighter doesn’t imagine that these dimension benefits will make a distinction.

“I had sparring companions which can be the identical peak as Sebastian,” Lubin stated. “We drew up an awesome recreation plan and we’re able to assault on Saturday night time.”

Lubin feels {that a} victory will put him one step away from a possible rematch with the one man to beat him to date.

“I’m not chasing [Jermell] Charlo, he caught me at a younger age,” stated Lubin, who was knocked out within the first spherical by Charlo in October 2017. “I’ve gotten method higher from that, and [the loss] solely motivated me extra as a result of I wish to be champion greater than something.

“I really like revenge and preventing Charlo could be large. If he wins his struggle [against Brian Castano on May 14,] and I handle enterprise on Saturday night time, it would make for an enormous struggle, perhaps even a pay-per-view.”

Fundora turned skilled in 2016. He got here into his personal in 2020 with three sturdy performances, beating Daniel Lewis (UD 10), Nathaniel Gallimore (KO 6) and Habib Ahmed (TKO 2).

“The Towering Inferno” additionally owns wins over Jorge Cota (TKO 4) and Sergio Garcia (UD 12). These outcomes have helped him transfer to No. 6 in The Ring scores. The 24-year-old southpaw brings an unbeaten document of 18-0-1 (12 KOs)

The Showtime occasion may also function Tony Harrison vs. Sergio Garcia and Kevin Salgado vs. Bryant Perrella. The published will start at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.




Questions and/or feedback may be despatched to Anson at [email protected] and you may observe him on Twitter @AnsonWainwright


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