Erickson Lubin takes on Sebastian Fundora in WBC title eliminator April 9 in Las Vegas

A clash between two of the best junior middleweights has an official venue.

Erickson Lubin and Sebastian Fundora will square off to decide who becomes the WBC mandatory challenger on a PBC-led card on April 9 at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The Lubin-Fundora interim WBC title cbout and another 154-pound battle between Sergio Garcia and Tony Harrison will air on a Showtime Championship Boxing telecast.

The card will occur on the same day as the Ryan Garcia-Emmanuel Tagoe fight, which will stream live on DAZN from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Lubin and Fundora are ranked No. 1 and No.2, respectively, by the WBC, while Garcia and Harrison are the No.4 and No.5-ranked contenders.

Lubin (24-1, KOs), who was born and raised in Orlando to Haitian parents, last fought on June 26, knocking out former unified junior middleweight world titlist Jeison Rosario in six rounds. The 26-year-old southpaw is on a six-bout winning streak since losing to Jermell Charlo in a first-round knockout in October 2017.

Standing at 6′ 5½″, the gangly southpaw Fundora (18-0-1, 12 KOs), who resides in Coachella, California, aims to put on a better performance than his previous one. The 24-year-old won a controversial 12-round unanimous decision over Garcia to hand the Spanish native his first loss as a pro last December 5 on the Gervonta Davis-Isaac Cruz undercard at Staples Center, a decision that was largely panned by the crowd.

The Lubin-Fundora winner will earn a shot at unified 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KOs), who will box WBO champ Brian Castano (17-0-2, 12 KOs) in an immediate rematch on May 14.

Garcia (33-1, 14 KOs) will look to put his first loss behind him against Harrison. Prior to the Fundora loss, the 29-year-old scored his first knockout in three years, a sixth-round stoppage of Gregory Trenel.

Harrison (28-3-1, 21 KOs) fought to a split-decision draw in his last bout against Bryant Perrella on April 17. The 31-year-old, who resides in Detroit, Michigan, won the WBC title in a much-disputed unanimous decision win over Charlo in December 2018, and he has not won since. In a subsequent rematch against Charlo nearly a year to the day of their first encounter, Harrison was knocked out in the 11th round.

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