Erickson Lubin vs Nathaniel Gallimore Preview October 26th
Erickson Lubin of Orlando, Florida will be taking on Nathaniel Gallimore of Jamaica in a 10-round junior middleweight bout this Saturday, October 26th. The fight from Reading, Pennsylvania can be seen on Showtime in America while fans in Canada can catch it on TSN 2. Lubin last fought in June when he stopped Zakaria Attou in the fourth round. Gallimore was last in the ring in August when he beat Antonio Todd by an eight-round split decision.
Lubin vs Gallimore Betting Odds
- Nathaniel Gallimore +805
- Erickson Lubin -1255
The 24-year-old Lubin is a southpaw who has an impressive record of 21-1 along with 16 Kos. The youngster has quite a bit of power in his speedy fists with a current knockout ratio of 72.7 per cent and 10 stoppages in his last 13 bouts. Lubin stands just over 5-feet-9-inches tall and has a 74.5-inch reach. He turned pro in November of 2013 and has 82 rounds under his belt since then. Lubin’s stiffest test came in October of 2017 when he faced Jermell Charlo in a shot at the WBC Jr. Middleweight Title, but was stopped in the first round.
Lubin has beaten the likes of Ishe Smith, 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 another world title shot just yet. However, he had plenty of amateur experience and was also a national Golden Gloves champion as a welterweight back in 2013. He also captured the WBC Fecarbox Super Welterweight Title in 2014. With his speed, power and size, he should be able to have his moments against Gallimore.
Gallimore is a 31-year-old and now fights out of Chicago, Illinois and his record stands at 23-3-1 with 17 Kos. He stands 5-feet-11-inches tall with a reach of 73 inches which gives him a 1.5-inch edge in height on Lubin but a 1.5-inch reach disadvantage. Gallimore turned pro back in 2014 and has boxed 98 rounds since then and didn’t really have much of an amateur career. What’s noticeable about him though is his power as Gallimore’s current knockout ratio stands at 68 per cent but he’s gone the distance in his last three fights.
If there’s a knock against the Jamaican is may be that he hasn’t faced any elite contenders as of yet and when he stepped up in class to face Julian Williams and Patrick Teixeira he dropped a 12-round majority and eight-round unanimous decision respectively last year. Gallimore’s beaten the likes of Justin DeLoach, Jeison Rosario, Angelo Baez and Michael Finney with his other loss coming to Virgilijus Stapulionis by split decision in 2016. His draw was an eight-round affair with Urmat Ryskeldiev in 2015. Just half of Gallimore’s 24 opponents so far had winning records.
Gallimore’s fallen just short in his three losses but he has the power to turn a fight around pretty quickly. But Lubin also has that ability as well as slicker boxing skills. I’ll go with Lubin to win this hard-fought, close contest.
Gallimore has a puncher’s chance, but Lubin is the better boxer.
Play: Lubin -1255 @ BetOnline.ag
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