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[Video] Erickson Lubin Wins Title Eliminator, Stops Cota in Four

Lubin's KO puts him in line for a WBC title shot.


BROOKLYN — Erickson Lubin may soon be a world champion. The undefeated 21-year-old scored a one-punch knockout over Jorge Cota to become the mandatory challenger for the WBC super welterweight title.

Cota opted to spend most of the fight from the southpaw stance. Lubin, also a southpaw, struggled early to land his powerful left on Cota’s wide stance. That changed in the third when Cota was baited by a┬ájab and stunned with a looping left. Lubin kept his distance and froze Cota with a low guard followed by an overhand left for a knockdown. Cota beat the count but was in no condition to continue.

Lubin improves to 18-0 (13 KOs) and will face the winner of WBC titlist Jermell Charlo vs. Charles Hatley.

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