Boxing super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo retained his title and scored 30-0 with thunderous KOs of the year against Erickson Lubin on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) took on 22years old Erickson Lubin (18-0, 13 KOs) they had an incendiary lead up to their bout, and Jermell explosively brings in a thunderous punch to end the fight in the very first round.
As soon the Charles and Lunbin began the fight, Jermell moves forward with a pair of flicking left jabs as Lubin attempted to duck away. Immediately Charles fires the blistering right uppercut that sent Lubin collapsed to his left knee and then to his back. Punch was so hard that left Lubin lethargic and start twitching, and that’s where the fight was waved off by referee Harvey Dock.
You want a knockout of the year candidate: Holy hell, Jermell Charlo. What a shot.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) October 15, 2017
“I’m fine,” said Lubin as he shook off the effects of the knockout.
“I’m perfect. I feel good.
“He caught me with a blind shot. He landed it.
“I felt like when I got up I could have kept fighting. It happens. It’s boxing.
“I’m young and I’m hungry. I wanted to entertain the crowd. (I’m going to) remain hungry, get back in the gym and become that champion I know I am.”
As Charlo is again looking to defend is his belt third time.
“They were giving him a lot of attention,” Charlo said.
“I was quiet the whole time. They said they were going to come take my title. I had to defend it.”
Check out the video of Jermell Charlo KOs Lubin:
Replay of @TwinCharlo's stunning first round victory over @EricksonHammerL. #CharloLubin pic.twitter.com/g40XGvGMPB
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) October 15, 2017