Erickson Lubin’s cannot wait to back up what he’s talked about for almost a year, as he is days away from what may be his first world title.
Per an interview on Showtime’s A Day In Camp, the contender for the WBC super welterweight championship feels that Jermell Charlo is underestimating him.
“They interviewed Charlo during my December 10th fight…”
“Maybe being a little arrogant or cocky, he said I needed about five or six more fights before I could face him. All I got to say to that is he’s got a big surprise coming for him.”
There are critics who feel Lubin is not ready for the type of pressure that a title fight brings, but Lubin feels he’s ready.
“Every single day, I wake up and I think about this fight. … I feel like he’s a straight-forward fighter. There’s a lot of mistakes that he makes that I could capitalize on. If he makes that mistake and comes out wild, trying to knock me out, it’s not gonna happen.”
The fight for between Charlo and Lubin for Charlo’s WBC super welterweight title will be the second of three 154-pound title fights Showtime will broadcast Saturday night from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The main event will feature Cuban southpaw Erislandy Lara defending his WBA and IBO titles against Terrell Gausha. The event will also feature Jarrett Hurd’s first defense of his IBF title against former WBA champion Austin Trout.