World Championship Tripleheader

By Cain Bradley on August 25, 2017
World Championship Tripleheader
Charlo may be too much to handle for Lubin. (Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions)

The pick of the clashes is likely the fight for the WBC Title belt. Jermell Charlo (29-0) will fight Erickson Lubin (18-0)…

A light middleweight world championship tripleheader has been announced for October 14. It will take place in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with the WBA, WBC and IBF titles being defended.

The pick of the clashes is likely the fight for the WBC Title belt. This sees two young unbeaten Americans clash. Jermell Charlo (29-0) will fight Erickson Lubin (18-0). Charlo won the vacant title when stopping John Jackson and also has wins over Charles Hatley, Gabe Rosado and Vanes Martirosyan. Lubin, known as The Hammer, is a superstar prospect at only 21. Jermell is probably the less impressive Charlo brother but may be too much to handle at the moment for Lubin although the southpaw should have the speed advantage.

Jarrett Hurd (20-0) will defend his IBF Title against Austin Trout (30-3). He won it against Tony Harrison with a vicious stoppage. “No Doubt” Trout is a former WBA Champion which included a victory over Miguel Cotto but has losses to Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara and Jermall Charlo. Hurd can be outboxed as Tony Harrison showed but it depends on how past his prime Trout is. He is very capable if he anywhere near his best.

Erislandy Lara (24-2-2), the division number one, will take on Terrell Gausha (20-0). Lara defends his WBA belt which he won against Alfredo Angulo. His only losses have been controversial to top quality opposition in Paul Williams and Canelo Alvarez. Gausha is taking a bit step up in quality of opposition here and could go twelve rounds for the first time. The classy American is an Olympian and has huge potential.

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