Erickson Lubin wasted no time revealing his planned assault on the super welterweight division after defeating Terrell Gausha last weekend.
He is now the mandatory challenger for the new Unified Champion Jermell Charlo and our featured guest on this week’s Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer.
“The Hammer” joined the podcast to talk about the competitive 154-pound division, why he feels he is the best in the weight class and how his rematch with Jermell Charlo will be different this time.
I’m the youngest. That sets me apart; I’m the fastest; I feel like I’m one of the muscular guys in the weight class as well, and I box the best. Southpaw, I can box, and I can bang, I can do both. I feel like those guys are one-dimensional fighters.
Best in boxing, best in boxing, competitive weight class, and we all fighting each other. Terrell Gausha was at the top of this weight class, and we fought each other. It was a fight they wanted to happen. We made it happen. It’s exciting.
It was just a bad habit of dipping out the wrong way, and I had my hands down pretty much, and he was able to land. I thought he was shooting to the body, and I dipped into the shot, but it was just a minor mistake that you learn through experience, and it taught me more inside and outside the ring.
I’m with Kevin Cunningham, and I’m a southpaw too. I am also growing. I’m 25 years old, I’m stronger, I’m wiser, I’m smarter, so it will be one of those fights. If we both level up, we are going to put it to the test.