Jermell Charlo vs Erickson Lubin Preview Oct. 14th
Unbeaten WBC World Jr. Middleweight Champion Jermell Charlo of Richmond, Texas will be defending his title against undefeated Erickson Lubin of Orlando, Florida at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York this Saturday, October 14th. The 12-round bout can be seen live on Showtime in the U.S. While fans in the UK can catch the action on Sky Sports. Charlo’s last bout was a sixth-round KO over Charles Hatley in April while Lubin stopped Jorge Cota in the fourth round in his last outing in March. Charlo won the vacant title in May, 2016 when he stopped John Jackson in the eighth round.
Charlo vs Lubin Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Erickson Lubin +125
- Jermell Charlo -165
The 27-year-old Charlo will climb into the ring with a perfect record of 29-0 along with 14 Kos. He stands 5-feet-11-inches tall and has a reach of 73 inches. He turned pro back in 2007 and has boxed 187 rounds since then. Charlo doesn’t have as much power as his twin brother Jarmall as his current knockout ratio is just 48 percent. But one of the reasons for this could be the better grade of opponent he’s faced up to now such as John Jackson, Joachim Alcine, Vanes Martirosyan, Gabriel Rosado, Demetrius Hopkins, Harry Joe Yorgey and Hatley.
Charlo typically relies on his slick boxing skills to win fights, but has enough power to stop a foe with an accumulation of well-placed and timed punches, which is what he did with former world champ Alcine. Although he has good boxing skills, Charlo isn’t usually an overly-exciting boxer to watch. Up to now he’s been just a little bit too good for the opposition and the bouts haven’t resulted in much action or drama. Hopefully for the fans things will be a bit different against Lubin on Saturday night.
The 22-year-old Lubin is a southpaw who has a perfect record of 18-0 along with 13 Kos. The youngster has quite a bit of power in his speedy fists with a current knockout ratio of 72 per cent and seven stoppages in his last nine bouts. Lubin stands 5-feet-11-inches tall and has a 76-inch reach. He’s the same height as Charlo, but has a three-inch reach advantage over the champion. He turned pro in November of 2013 and has 70 rounds under his belt since then. Lubin has mainly fought opponents who had winning records, but he hasn’t faced anybody the average boxing fan would have heard of.
Lubin has beaten the likes of Alexis Camacho, Orlando Lora, Norberto Gonzalez, Daniel Sandoval, Ivan Montero, Juan Ubaldo Cabrera and Jorge Cota. He’s a good-looking prospect with a lot of potential, but may not be ready for the likes of Charlo just yet. However, he had plenty of amateur experience and was also a national Golden Gloves champion as a welterweight back in 2013. With his speed, power and size, he should be able to have his moments against Charlo.
Lubin has all of the ingredients here to pull off an upset except for pro experience. He should be able to cause a few problems for Charlo, but ultimately he might fall just short in his first fight against an upper-echelon opponent.
Charlo is the better boxer at this stage, but an upset is possible.
Play: Charlo -165 @ 5dimes.eu
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