Scott Christ (38-11-2)
I’ve mentioned earlier than that I actually like the best way Lubin has bounced again from that 2017 loss to Jermell Charlo. He was flat-out not prepared for that struggle, and whereas most likely 9 occasions out of 10 he doesn’t get worn out within the first spherical, he did within the one day trip of 1 that occurred. That might have wrecked a younger fighter’s confidence, however Lubin buckled down and bought higher.
How significantly better? I don’t know, the opposition since then was rightly stepped again and simply beginning to tick again in the correct route, and Rosario is a extra harmful opponent than anybody Lubin’s confronted since Charlo. A part of that’s Rosario can punch; he received’t be as awkward as Terrell Gausha was at occasions, however he brings much more thunder. Rosario might effectively have had his One Large Second towards Julian Williams, however I like this as a matchup as a result of it figures to be a firefight sooner or later.
Lubin might attempt to field, however he’s not so slick or expert that he can preserve Rosario from throwing fireplace at him. I’m crystal balling this one, and I see Lubin having a strong however not overwhelming lead earlier than he will get caught with one thing massive and doesn’t get well. However I feel that is about as 50/50 as we actually get at this degree, and may think about both of them having a very spectacular efficiency — Rosario if he overpowers Lubin, and Lubin if he simply out-boxes Rosario, which might additionally result in a giant end. Rosario TKO-9
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Wil Esco (40-9-2)
This struggle simply may be the largest toss-up of the weekend because it’s really a struggle that might go both means. Lubin definitely has the technical benefit right here, however Rosario has the facility benefit. Once I break down their types I feel it’s a struggle that Lubin ought to be capable to outscore Rosario however Lubin has proven vulnerabilities in taking a very good shot and that might effectively imply that Rosario turns issues round and even ends issues at any second.
Lubin has had some scares he’s survived not too long ago and he’s going to need to stroll one other tightrope right here so as to safe the win. If Rosario can land he can definitely do injury, however I’ve by no means been all that impressed by Rosario’s type and assume he would possibly’ve peaked when he received the title and simply may not have that very same need anymore. I’m not predicting this one with any actual confidence, however I’m going to take Lubin to edge out a call the laborious means. Lubin MD-12
Patrick L. Stumberg (39-10-2)
Underwhelming towards a sound technician like Terrell Gausha isn’t precisely damning for Lubin, however getting rocked the best way he did is a foul search for somebody nonetheless making an attempt to recover from his one-round mauling from Jermell Charlo. He’s bought quite a bit to show right here towards a legitimately harmful puncher in Rosario, who if nothing else will press ahead and attempt to take his head off from bell to bell.
Whereas I’m removed from satisfied he’s title materials, not less than towards the likes of Jermell and Brian Castano, I do assume Lubin’s bought the abilities to win this. If it turns right into a boxing match, his pace and crispness win the day, particularly with a 4.5-inch attain benefit on his aspect. If it turns right into a slugfest, I’ve much less religion in Rosario’s chin than I do Lubin’s. “The Hammer” makes his case for a Charlo rematch with a mid-round stoppage, working behind a gentle jab till Rosario leaves himself open sufficient for a finisher. Lubin TKO-7