Erickson Lubin Stops Jeison Rosario in WBC Super Welterweight Eliminator Bout

Published 06/26/2021, 11:20 PM EDT


Erickson Lubin and Jeison Rosario unpacked an intriguing collision that saw both men rock each other with big hits. Neither side appeared to check their shots as they offered haymakers throughout the fight. However, Lubin planted his best in round six, dropped Rosario, and ultimately earned the win.

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Although Jeison Rosario appeared promising in the first few rounds, he couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity. The 26-year-old fell prey to Erickson Lubin’s combinations and had to quit in the ring. When ‘The Hammer’ Lubin scored two back-to-back knockdowns in round six, the referee intervened and waved off the contest.

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Hence, Erickson Lubin is now the mandatory challenger to Jermell Charlo’s WBC strap. That said, it opens up the door f0r another intriguing re-match in the high-profile super-welterweight division. Meanwhile, here’s how the fight went tonight.

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Erickson Lubin vs Jeison Rosario- What a War

Both the boxers appeared composed in the first round and seemed eager to understand the other’s game plan. However, violence took over in round two as Lubin and Rosario traded hard shots. While the 12-round headliner could have seen the action arrive later, Rosario and Lubin didn’t shy away from intensifying the battle.

As round three ended, Lubin wobbled Jeison Rosario. However, a perfect time-out helped Rosario continue for the next three rounds. Jeison Rosario even returned stronger in round four to take control of the fight. He outworked Lubin on several occasions and advanced himself in the scoreboard.

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However, ‘The Hammer’ made a few adjustments to get back his flow. He unveiled another lopsided show and hit his rival with bad intentions. While Jeison Rosario could surpass round five, Lubin’s hard-hots didn’t let him cross round six.

Following two knockdowns, Jeison Rosario had to depart with the third loss of his pro career. Meanwhile, Lubin, who might have just scored one of the biggest wins in his career, is back to the championship track in fashion.

What do you make of tonight’s fight? Let us know in the comments.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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