Hold up! The news that junior middleweight Erickson Lubin will be facing Terrell Gausha in an Oct. 26 Showtime tripleheader has just been revised, per a Showtime press release.
Lubin (21-1, 16 KOs) will now be taking on Nathaniel Gallimore (21-3-1, 17 KOs) after two fighters on the card, Terrell Gausha and Rau’shee Warren, were forced to withdraw due to injuries. Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) will now be fighting in the televised portion of the Showtime card against Jack Mulowayi (7-1-1, 3 KOs) in a scheduled 10-rounder that will replace Warren’s fight.
Speaking on his change of opponent, Lubin says:
“It’s unfortunate that Gausha had to pull out because I was really looking forward to that fight,” said Lubin. “Now I’m facing Nathaniel Gallimore, who is a very good fighter whose only losses are to top level guys. I’m expecting a very difficult fight, one that will be explosive for the fans, but one I know I will win. It’s my time to show the world I’m ready to be back on top of the super welterweight division.”
Gallimore, who now finds himself with a good opportunity to make a statement, shared these thoughts:
“I’m approaching this like any other big fight that was in the works for a long time,” said Gallimore. “I’ve been waiting for this moment in my career for a while. This is a steppingstone that can take me where I want to go. Lubin’s a pretty good boxer-puncher. He was on the rise for a moment and I knew about him coming up. It’s going to be a great fight. I’ll make any adjustment in the ring to capitalize on what I need to do to be victorious that night.’’