Erickson Lubin (13-0, 10 KO’s) has been groomed for this and now it’s here. The much talked about 20 year-old pro will be headlining for the first time when he takes on Jose De Jesus Macias (18-4-2, 9 KO’s) this Sunday at the Seminole Casino Immokalee and will be televised LIVE on PBC: The Next Round on Bounce TV.
Lubin, who has already been showcased on several networks, will now be in the main event. A situation that Lubin figures to be doing a lot over the next decade. In order to continue his rise to the top, Lubin must get past the durable Macias.
“Training went well. I am just trying to get the last couple pounds off and waiting for Sunday,” said Lubin from his hometown of Orlando. Florida.
“I am going in there to try to make a statement. When I do that, people will know me more.”
Lubin knows that it could be a feat to stop Macias inside the distance, but he is not banking on the early night.
“I only know that he has not been knocked out but I am going to go in there and just do what I do. The focus is to just break him down and dominate the fight.”
“I just want everyone to tune in on Sunday to Bounce TV and watch me fight.”
When a fighter with Lubin’s credentials that included an amateur record of 143-7 that included the 2013 National Golden Gloves and PAL championships, his team needs to take the right approach in moving their young fighter. In Lubin’s case, managers Henry Rivalta and Gary Jonas have a plan mapped out for 2016.
“We just want to keep him busy. He is just 20, but we think he is the best prospect in the sport. With each passing fight, he has stepped up. He is not your average 20 year-old. He is very mature and well spoken. That, plus his ability is what makes him special. He wants to be great and I feel he will be. I think after three more wins he can compete for a world title. We will see where we are at by the end of 2016,” said Rivalta.
“Erickson Lubin has definitely raised eyebrows since he turned professional. His thirteen wins have been spectacular. Some better than others. This is a kid who continues to learn more and has the desire to master his craft and leave his own legacy set in stone someday,” said Jonas. “We believe that in due time, Erickson will be a world champion.”
The telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT and is headlined by undefeated rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin taking on Mexican brawler Jose De Jesus Macias in a 10-round super welterweight battle while welterweights Alex “El Pollo” De Jesus and Joseph Elegele meet in an eight-round showdown.