Lubin now set to face Gallimore, Oct. 26

Hold up! The news that junior middleweight Erickson Lubin will be facing Terrell Gausha in an Oct. 26 Showtime tripleheader has just been revised, per a Showtime press release.

Lubin (21-1, 16 KOs) will now be taking on Nathaniel Gallimore (21-3-1, 17 KOs) after two fighters on the card, Terrell Gausha and Rau’shee Warren, were forced to withdraw due to injuries. Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) will now be fighting in the televised portion of the Showtime card against Jack Mulowayi (7-1-1, 3 KOs) in a scheduled 10-rounder that will replace Warren’s fight.

Speaking on his change of opponent, Lubin says:

“It’s unfortunate that Gausha had to pull out because I was really looking forward to that fight,” said Lubin. “Now I’m facing Nathaniel Gallimore, who is a very good fighter whose only losses are to top level guys. I’m expecting a very difficult fight, one that will be explosive for the fans, but one I know I will win. It’s my time to show the world I’m ready to be back on top of the super welterweight division.”

Gallimore, who now finds himself with a good opportunity to make a statement, shared these thoughts:

“I’m approaching this like any other big fight that was in the works for a long time,” said Gallimore. “I’ve been waiting for this moment in my career for a while. This is a steppingstone that can take me where I want to go. Lubin’s a pretty good boxer-puncher. He was on the rise for a moment and I knew about him coming up. It’s going to be a great fight. I’ll make any adjustment in the ring to capitalize on what I need to do to be victorious that night.’’