It's Showtime! Lubin vs. Gausha Eliminator
By Robert Ecksel on September 19, 2020
The former Olympian is at a disadvantage. Lubin has a 69.57% KO ratio to Gausha’s 43.48%.
In a fight televised live Saturday night on Showtime from Mohegan Sun Bubble in Uncasville, Connecticut, Erickson Lubin (22-1, 16 KOs), the 24-year-old southpaw from Orlando, Florida, meets Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KOs), the 33-year-old Olympian from Cleveland, Ohio, in a super welterweight title eliminator.
Both men have a single loss. Each loss was to an elite fighter. Gausha dropped a unanimous decision in 2017 to Cuban wizard Erislandy Lara. That same year Lubin had his clock cleaned by Jermell Charlo in the first round. Gausha has fought twice since his defeat. Lubin has won four in a row.
“I respect him as a fighter,” said Lubin, “but I don’t think Gausha is on my level. He’s standing in my way of becoming a world champion, so I need to take care of business Saturday night and look good doing it. I have to make a statement in this fight.”
Gausha is no less confident. It's a crossroads fight. Everything is on the line.
“This fight is a chance to send a message to all the other fighters at 154 pounds. I want to control every round against Lubin, and if I get him hurt, I’ll be looking to get him out of there. I’m planning to show the gap between us as fighters.”
Lubin has a 69.57% KO ratio to Gausha’s 43.48%.
The co-main features the always exciting Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (11-1, 9 KOs), from Los Angeles by way of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, versus undefeated Cobia Breedy (15-0, 6 KOs), from Hyattsville, Maryland, by way of Bridgetown, Barbados.
The telecast opener spotlights welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (x), the top welterweight prospect from Philly, the City of Brotherly Love, getting it on with Juan Carlos Abreu (23-5-1, 21 KOs), the hard hitting veteran from La Romana, Dominican Republic. The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds.