Highly-touted prospect Erickson Lubin will be facing Jorge Cota on the undercard of Thurman vs Garcia on Saturday, March 4th.
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Erickson Lubin is the (-1000) favorite over Jorge Cota (+400) at Bovada boxing.
The 21 year old Erickson Lubin is a southpaw that stands at 5'11" and has a 76 inch reach. With a 17-0 record, Lubin's stock is on the rise and with a victory over Jorge Cota he will become the mandatory for Jermell Charlo's WBC super welterweight world title.
Mexico's Jorge Cota has a record of 25-1 with 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout. While being a dangerous puncher, Cota is also brawler that loves to exchange punches in close with his opponent, which makes him an easy target for Lubin to hit.
Lubin has promised to send a message to Jermell Charlo with a "spectacular" performance against Cota on Saturday. He is certainly capable of stopping Cota, who was knocked out once before at middleweight by Marco Antonio Rubio.
Lubin should be able to use his reach as a southpaw against the orthadox Cota and land his left hand at will. This looks like either a KO win for Lubin, or a lopsided unanimous decision win.