Erickson Lubin Training Camp Quotes
Super welterweight contender Erickson Lubin will enter the
ring under the guidance of coach Kevin Cunningham for the
first time when he steps into the ring this Saturday against
former world champion Ishe Smith as part of SHOWTIME
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN from Dignity Health Sports
Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California and
presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The digital presentation will stream on the SHOWTIME Sports
YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page beginning
at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and will also feature a showdown
between super lightweights Juan Heraldez and Eddie Ramirez,
all leading up to that evening's SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP
BOXING event. The three-fight SHOWTIME telecast begins live
at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT headlined by super featherweight
world champion Gervonta Davis defending his title against
former world champion Hugo Ruiz.
Lubin will fight for the second time since losing his first
world title challenge to Jermell Charlo in 2017, and for the
first time with his new coach. The Orlando-native began
training camp in West Palm Beach, but has been training in
Las Vegas for the last month since the team moved west to
finish the training camp for Adrien Broner's fight against
Here is what Lubin had to say about Saturday's fight and
On his matchup against Ishe Smith:
"Ishe Smith has been in the ring with the best of them and
he's never been stopped. He knows how to fight and I'm
expecting him to be at this best. I will have to dictate the
pace right from the opening bell. My goal is to be the first
person to take him out, but if it goes the distance, I'm
okay with that as well. I'm going to win this fight and win
On training with new coach Kevin Cunningham:
"Kevin is a no-nonsense type of guy. He's going to tell you
the truth if you like it or not. If I'm doing something
wrong in his eyes, he's going to speak on it right away.
He'll do the same if I'm doing something right, so I like
his style of training and I'm learning more each day we are
together. This will be our first fight together and I'm
excited to get back in the ring. We have a nice game plan in
place that we will execute on fight night."
On training in Las Vegas for the first time in his career:
"Training in Las Vegas is no joke, because we are training
in higher elevation than what I'm used to in Florida.
Getting away from the distractions at home has been
relaxing. I've been getting great sparring and my timing is
right on point. Las Vegas is definitely the place to be for
high level sparring and training."
On fighting in Southern California for the second time in
"I really like fighting on the west coast. The fans are
great, and the weather is beautiful. I know we'll be
fighting outdoors so I'm looking forward to that. Everyone
knows this venue has hosted some really good fights. I'm
looking to steal the show on Saturday night."