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Lubin to retain boxing crown

 

Jermell Charlo claimed bragging rights in the 154-pound division on Saturday with a stunning first-round knockout of challenger Erickson Lubin to retain his World Boxing Council title.
Jermell Charlo knocks out Erickson Lubin in the first round during their WBC Junior Middleweight Title bout, at Barclays Center of Brooklyn, in New York, on October 14, 2017 play
Jermell Charlo claimed bragging rights in the 154-pound division on Saturday with a stunning first-round knockout of challenger Erickson Lubin to retain his World Boxing Council title.
Charlo floored Lubin with a powerful short right hand at 2:41 of the round to win the matchup of unbeaten fighters at the Barclays Center arena in New York.
“It was a right uppercut, couldn’t been right hook,” Charlo said. “He was dipping down and he ran right into the shot.”
Charlo, 27, improved to 30-0 with 15 knockouts with the second defence of his super welterweight title.
The 22-year-old Lubin suffered the first loss of his career, falling to 18-1 with 13 Kos.

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