By Xavier Porter –

September 30, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. – “Of all my eighteen fights, this fight is extra motivation.” – Erickson Lubin



The 154lb division is one of the hottest divisions in boxing. It’s stacked with so much talent, reminiscent to the days of when the legends of boxing (Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, and Thomas Hearns) all paralleled between each other, only to find themselves eventually facing one another, which gave us amazing historical fights.

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The division is now stacked with three champions, ready to defend their respective titles on. Amongst the current champions, there’s a young star in the making, focused on not just becoming a WORLD CHAMPION, but also determined to be the UNDISPUTED CHAMPION of the division. That man is none other than Erickson Lubin.

On October 14, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at Brooklyn’s BARCLAYS CENTER, Lubin, Orlando, FL (18-0, 13 KOs) will be facing the current WBC Super Welterweight Campion Jermell Charlo, Houston, TX (29-0, 14 KOs).

Nicknamed “The Hammer”, Lubin will be looking to “put the nail in the coffin” against the current undefeated champion. Charlo, nicknamed “Iron Man”, is one half of the first twin brothers in the history of boxing to hold world championship titles simultaneously, with his brother Jermall (26-0, 20 KOs) being the former IBF Super Welterweight Champion.

“Some people might think I’m too young for my first world championship. I laugh at people who say this is too soon for me. Mike Tyson was nineteen when he dared to be great. He won his first world championship at the age of twenty. I feel like I’m a little late. I’m twenty-one and about to turn twenty-two. This is the perfect time for me to show everyone that I’m not a regular young fighter. It’s the perfect time for me to be great.”

“When I’m successful on fight night, my goal is to take over the division. I will be focused on the winner between Jarret Hurd and Austin Trout (IBF Super Welterweight Championship) and Erislandy Lara against Terrell Gausha (WBA Super Welterweight Championship). Whoever wins those fights, I want to fight them next.”

Lubin is a young southpaw fighter who possesses phenomenal power in both hands. In speaking with him, he shared the reasoning behind the names of both his hands (JACK and SLEDGE) and his thoughts on facing one of the best champions in his division.

Erickson "The Hammer" Lubin aka "JACK and SLEDGE" - SOHK

Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin aka “JACK and SLEDGE” – SOHK

JACK and SLEDGE is a name that my team and I came up with. It comes from me always working hard in the gym. We’ve taken it everywhere. It’s our mantra. We live by it.”

Fighting Charlo, it’s extra motivation for me to work harder. This is the fight I asked for.”

“I said I wanted to go the WBC route and when it was officially announced I was extremely excited. I’ve been training for this fight since my last fight. I’m even more motivated now to go get the belt.”

“I’ve been sparring with bigger guys who throw one-two combos like Jermell. I’m prepared mentally and physically for this fight. Jermell has some power. He moves well, but I’ll be prepared for everything. Whether he pressures or boxes me, I’ll be prepared and ready for anything that he throws.”

In speaking with Georgene Zagarino (Boxing Journalist for, Lubin shared where his power, determination, and strategy lies to win his upcoming fight.

photo courtesy of TRAPPFOTOS

photo courtesy of TRAPPFOTOS

“My strength comes from my parents and my Haitian heritage. It comes from my culture. it comes from bad intentions and having a hard life.”

“I feel destined for this fight. I’ve been on the big stage before. Out of all my eighteen fights, fifteen of them have been showcased on major television networks. This fight feels like another fight but this fight is different: it’s for the WBC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. It’s extra motivation for me to work harder. I am training hard both physically and mentally for this fight.”

“I will remain calm and poised during my fight. I believe that I will see everything that he’ll (Charlo) be trying to land. I’ll be able to capitalize on all his mistakes.”

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Voted the 2016 prospect of the year, the unbeaten professional, reported by TMZ, has also recently signed with Lil Wayne’s Sports Agency Young Money APAA Sports & Entertainment Agency.

Lubin, in his last fight, scored a sensational knockout of Jorge Cota in a title eliminator in March at Barclays Center. Defeating the current champion Charlo will put him in line for huge money fights going forward.

“This is a stacked card we have here on October 14,” Lubin said, “I’m ready to showcase my talent.”

“I want to prove that I’m the best in this division. I want to bring back the era of all fighters going out there and giving it their all, each time they step into the ring.”

“I want everyone to tune-in on October 14. I always steal the show and I’m planning to do that again in fight night. I’m going to take care of business.”

Saturday, October 14, Presented by Premier Boxing Champions on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, a live tripleheader from Barclays Center is the only place that a fight fan needs to be at. Tickets to the event are on sale now and start at $50 (not including applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased at, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays CenterGroup discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

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