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Young Erickson Lubin on the fast track for Iron Mike Promotions

The 2014 USA National Championships (Olympic Style Boxing) Tournament held last month in Spokane, Washington, in addition to defining some of the best boxer’s nationwide had the Referee & Judges (R&Js) evaluation examination conducted for the 1-Star R&J course.

The results released by AIBA Executive Director Ho Kim, recognize Colorado LBC representative Beau Campbell having received the AIBA certification (him joining recent Colorado Golden Gloves Hall-of-Fame inductee Margarito Berzoza as Colorado’s two AIBA certified officials), Campbell deemed clearly understanding and able to communicate the complex new (and existing) rules of AIBA.

Congratulations to Beau Campbell, this recognition coming the result of his hard work, his dedication to understanding the rules of AIBA and him able to effectively pass that information on to his Colorado LBC members.

Joining Campbell passing the examination were Domingo Cruz, Jeffery Friedman, Richard Perez, Shawn Reese, Sierra Samuels, Cesar Alex Velasquez and Jonathan Wolper as 1-Star AIBA R&Js.

Controversial former amateur Orlando, Florida, welterweight Erickson Lubin (2-0, 2 KO’s) (who turned pro on his 18th birthday and was a favorite to take the gold medal for the USA in the 2016 Olympic Games) opens up the card on tonight’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights broadcast from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois, him scheduled to take on Roberto Acevedo (13-12-3, 1 KO).

According to Lubin manager Henry Rivalta (Iron Mike (Tyson) Promotions), Lubin should dispatch of Acevedo quickly (and look good doing so), return on a February 22nd match against Meridian, Mississippi, residing Tirobio Ball (4-1-1, 1 KO) at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and follow that up with a March 7th trip to Washington, D.C., where he will take on Angel Martinez (13-5-1, 9 KO’s).

Preliminary talks had Lubin taking on Denver resident Jeremy Ramos (5-1, 1KO) on February 22nd, that idea nixed (and for good reason) with Ball a much better candidate to continue the KO streak of young Lubin.

Tonight might well be worth your tuning in to see the highly touted Lubin put in what should be quick work, his fast-paced schedule allowing no moss to grow under his feet, IF all goes as expected.

The ‘ESPN2 Friday Night Fights’ begins at 7PM MST, the main event featuring two Mexico native middleweights Norberto Gonzalez (20-2, 13 KO’s) and Roberto Garcia (33-3, 22 KO’s) in a match that probably won’t make the scheduled 10 rounds.

Stephen Johnson feature writes for BORICUA BOXING.com, UNTIL THE NEXT ROUND.com, UNDISPUTED FIGHT MAGAZINE.com and INSIDE BOXING.com