State Farm Arena, Atlanta - In a high stakes WBC junior middleweight eliminator, Erickson Lubin (24-1, 17 KOs) knocked out former unified champion Jeison Rosario (20-3-1, 14 KOs) in the sixth round. (photos by Amanda Westcott)
Rosario came out pressing forward with a jab. Lubin was shooting a jab of his own and doing the better work. Rosario was not rushing in the second, with Lubin still pumping out a very solid jab.
Lubin was landing stinging shots in the third to buckle the knees of Rosario. He then seemed to stun Rosario with accurate punches to the head and body. At the bell he badly stunned Rosario with a big hook. Rosario stumbled back to his corner.
In the fourth, Rosario seemed to recover and was coming forward with a lot of punches. He rocked Lubin during the action and jumped on him with big punches. Lubin made it to the bell. During the fifth, Rosario was coming forward and aiming to do more damage. Lubin was countering well and caching Rosario as he walked in.
Lubin was landing heavy blows to the head and body in the sixth to send Rosario down. Rosario went down for a second time from more heavy punches to the body and was counted out.