Erickson Lubin vs Terrell Gausha – Prediction and Analysis

Published 09/19/2020, 3:07 AM EDT


Erickson Lubin and Terrell Gausha will meet each other in a WBC junior middleweight eliminator contest on Showtime’s fight card this Saturday.

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Coming off short in a title fight, Lubin and Gausha will give it all when they lock horns inside the ring. Considering their professional record and recent run, the matchup is highly important for both contenders.

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While 24-year-old Erickson Lubin still has a long road to cover in the sport, 33-year-old Gausha appears to be in his dotage. Thus, the upcoming contest will hold a lot in stock for him.

Erickson Lubin vs Terrell Gausha can be an all-out war

The 12-round battle can end within a blink of an eye if any of these middleweights pour their power. However, it can also turn into a technical contest that can go the distance.

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While Lubin is currently on a four-fight win streak, his upcoming opponent is a veteran and can hand him a tough time inside the squared circle. 33-year-old Gausha has got some impressive footwork and can put on intense combinations. That said, he would not mind taking the fight to the distance.

However, Lubin would hunt for an early KO to bag a win. Since his defeat against Jermell Charlo in 2017, Lubin has showcased some massive improvements. Even a rematch with Charlo was being touted a couple of months back. Thus, he will enjoy an upper hand in the odds.

But looking at the sport, it will be wrong to rule out Gausha’s chances in the fight. Following a sensational run of five years, Gausha suffered his first loss in 2017 against Erislandy Lara.

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The 33-year-old can dominate the contest if he can rely on his timing and speed, two of the biggest tools in his boxing venture. If not, Lubin will pounce on him with some serious power and combinations.

That said, Gausha’s speed and Lubin’s intensity will be put on maximum usage on Saturday night.

Amid all the speculations and analysis, the upcoming contest will shape the landscape of the division. It will also be a fan-feast.

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Prediction: Erickson Lubin defeats Terrell Gausha (KO, Round 4)

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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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