Charlo And Lubin Have A War Of Words At Weigh-In
At Friday’s weigh-ins for Erickson Lubin promised Jermell Charlo that he’ll take what Charlo has Saturday night.
Charlo and Lubin engaged in a war of words at Barclays Center one day before their battle for the WBC super welterweight championsip.
Charlo weighed in at 153.6 pounds, while his opponent, Lubin tipped the scales at 153.4 pounds.
This will be Charlo’s second straight mandatory defense of his WBC super welterweight championship at Barclays Center.
Each of the other four fighters scheduled to compete in Showtime’s 154-pound championship tripleheader also made weight Friday for their scheduled 12-round fights Saturday night.
Erislandy Lara, a Cuban southpaw who owns the WBA and IBO super welterweight titles, weighed in at 153.6 pounds for his main event against Terrell Gausha. Cleveland’s Gausha, a 2012 Olympian, weighed 153.2 pounds.
Lara is heavily favored to defeat the unbeaten but untested Gausha.
Earlier Friday, Jarrett Hurd, of Accokeek, Maryland, got on the NYSAC’s scale at 153.6 pounds for the first defense of his IBF junior middleweight title against Austin Trout. Trout, a former WBA super welterweight champion from Las Cruces, New Mexico, weighed in at 153 pounds.