WBC junior middeweight champion Jermell Charlo (29-0, 14 KOs) will battle top contender Erickson Lubin (18-0, 13 KOs) on October 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Both fighters are undefeated, but someone’s ‘0’ has got to go.
WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara, who will fight Terrell Gausha in the main event at Barclays Center on October 14, and IBF junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd, who battles Austin Trout on the same card, gave their thoughts on Charlo-Lubin.
“Charlo vs. Lubin is really a great title fight between two tremendous fighters. Charlo is going to have his hands full with Lubin. I think Jermell is going to come out on top with a close, split-decision win,” Lara said.
“Charlo vs. Lubin is really a 50-50 fight. Lubin is the faster and sharper fighter, but Charlo is more mature. I would have to lean towards Charlo on this one because he’s been on this stage and been in title fights before. We don’t really know what Lubin can do yet so I give Charlo the slight edge but it’s really close,” Hurd said.