Lubin TKOs Ishe Smith

By Robert Ecksel on February 9, 2019
Lubin TKOs Ishe Smith
Smith’s balance is shot and punch resistance nil. He has also lost 6 of his last 10 fights.

Lubin said he’d be the first man to stop the former super welterweight champion and he was as good as his word…

Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, in a fight streamed live on Showtime Championship Boxing’s YouTube channel, 23-year-old Erickson Lubin (20-1, 15 KOs), from Orlando, Florida, stopped 40-year-old Ishe Smith (29-11, 12 KOs), from Las Vegas, Nevada, after dropping him three times in round one and once in the third.

Smith’s corner threw in the towel at the end of round three.

Lubin said he’d be the first man to stop the former IBF super welterweight champion and he was as good as his word. He averaged 54.3 punches per round to 18.7 for Smith, whose balance is shot and punch resistance nil, in addition to his having lost 6 of his last 10 fights dating back to 2013.

Postscript: Ishe Smith announced his retirement after the fight. Every cloud, it seems, has a silver lining. “Great shot,” he said. “I never seen it or recovered after it, no excuses, we don’t make them from my era. This is a young man’s game, I have did everything I wanted to do in my sport, I love you all, love my city, love my friends, my fans, and most importantly my family. I want to be around, grow old, watch my kids get old and married. I’m calling it a day, I wanna bullshit and get fat, seen what this game will do to people, it’ll fuck you up.”

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