Jermell Charlo defeated Lubin in a first-round knockout victory to keep his 154-pound world title Saturday night on the card headlined by Erislandy Lara-Terrell Gausha at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Both fighters cam out in classic fashion, testing the waters with the jab & moving around the ring. With nothing exciting happening when suddenly Charlo connected with a right hand on the chin Lubin collapsed to the canvas. His arm was eerily outstretched as referee Harvey Dock began to count but waved off the fight at 2 minutes, 41 seconds.
Both fighters came in close and Lubin ducked in when Charlo was rounding out a combination. It looked like Lubin walked right into the punch dropping him instantly. When Lubin, got to his feet and was helped back to his corner he seemingly had no idea where he was. He was staggering and unsteady. Not even realizing what had happened. He said he was OK and was able to speak to Showtime to talk about the action.