154 Lb. Triple Header Media Call Highlights
On Saturday, October 14, Premier Boxing Champions returns to Brooklyn, New York with a triple-header of junior-middleweight title fights.
In the main event, Erislanda Lara defends his WBA belt against Terrell Gausha. The card also features WBC champion Jermell Charlo vs. Erickson Lubin and IBF champion Jarrett Hurd vs. Austin Trout.
Check out the highlights from this week’s media conference call featuring Jarrett Hurd, Austin Trout & Erickson Lubin:
So what are your general thoughts about the type of fighter that Jarrett is?
Everybody knows that he’s the undefeated champion for reasons so you can’t smack on a kid like that. He is a big strong dude and it’s crazy, because I don’t know how these big dudes make 154 but I feel like I’ve been here before. My last fight was on a stacked card with Junior Middleweights and this guy was extremely big for the Junior Middleweight division, he was the undefeated champion of the IBF, former fight Deja vu. At the same time, him and Charlo are not the same person or the same guy. Again we see holes in his game. At the end of the day it’s just going to end up being me and him and we have to punch through those holes.
Can you just give me your prospective about taking on the caliber of an Austin Trout in your first defense?
Yes, this is a fight I actually chose. We knew what was on the line with this fight with Austin Trout. He’s no slouch and with his three losses, he had been in every fight so we knew this fight was going to be tough especially for a first defense but that describes me as a fighter including my mindset. I am a true champion, I want to fight the best and I don’t want the fights that are not going to progress me and put me in line for the even bigger fights. I want to take the tough fights and I feel like if there’s the slightest chance that an opportunity presents itself why can’t I better myself? I’m willing to take that chance.
I heard you say that Charlo’s opposition made him a paper champion. I’m wondering what made you say that, why would you downgrade his opposition?
Well I was trying to get the Hatley fight since I was about 10-0. I’ve been asking my managers and I’ve been calling that guy out for quite some time. I just feel like, to say you’re titled and it’s a guy like Charles Hatley, I don’t feel like Charles Hatley is that good of a fighter. So that’s the reason I said that.
I don’t feel like Charlo has ever fought anyone like me. And October 14 the world will definitely know what my name is, Erickson Lubin. They’re going to know who The Hammer is.