A WEEK OF FLORIDA BOXING CHAMPIONS: WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION KEITH THURMAN AND UNDEFEATED SUPER WELTERWEIGHT ERICKSON LUBIN TAKE CENTER RING AT MEDIA WORKOUTS FEBRUARY 15 AND 16
KEITH ‘ONE TIME’ THURMAN HOLDS ST. PETERSBURG OPEN MEDIA WORKOUT FEB 15
ERICKSON ‘HAMMER’ LUBIN HOLDS ORLANDO, FL OPEN MEDIA WORKOUT FEB 16
Media Days in Advance of March 4 ‘SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING On CBS, Presented by Premier Boxing Champions’ live in primetime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Welterweight World Title Unification With Thurman Against Danny Garcia
Lubin Meets Jorge Cota in Super Welterweight Title Eliminator
LAS VEGAS- February 13, 2017 – Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0,22 KOs), the WBA World Welterweight Champion and Clearwater, FL native, and Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (17-0, 12 KOs), will hold open media workouts next week at the St. Petersburg Boxing Club and School of Hard Knocks gym in Orlando, respectively. Thurman meets Garcia in the main title match with Lubin meeting Cota on the co-feature fight on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, live from 9-11 p.m. ET/6-8 p.m. PT
Thurman kicks off Central Florida’s unofficial boxing week on Wednesday, February 15 from noon to 2 p.m. in advance of the highly anticipated boxing unification showdown between Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs).
Lubin meets Cota in elimination bout for the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship held by undefeated champion Jermell Charlo, who is due a mandatory bout against No. 1 contender Charles Hatley. The highly regarded Lubin (17-0, 12 KOs) will face his toughest opponent to date in Cota (25-1, 22 KOs) as both men vie for their first world title shot.
The broadcast, which will be just the second primetime boxing presentation on the CBS Television Network in nearly 40 years, is headlined by the highly anticipated welterweight world title unification between unbeaten stars Thurman and Danny Garcia.
Keith Thurman Media Day
Wednesday, February 15
Noon-2 p.m. ET
St. Petersburg Boxing Club
1330 49th St. South, St Petersburg, FL
Erickson Lubin Media Day
Thursday, February 16
School of Hard Knocks Boxing Gym
296 Anchor rd.
Keith “One Time” Thurman, WBA Welterweight Champion
Dan Birmingham, Head Trainer, Team “One Time”
Chris Getty, Assistant Trainer, Team “One Time”
ABOUT KEITH THURMAN:
Boxing has been a lifelong passion for Keith Thurman, who entered the sport at the age of 7 and has been primed for stardom ever since. His unbeaten record of 27 wins, 22 by knockout, has earned him the respect of the boxing world and being pound-for-pound one of the top ten fighters regardless of weight class.
He started in a Clearwater youth boxing program with his late trainer Ben Getty, and after Getty’s death St Pete Boxing Club head trainer Dan Birmingham stepped up to lead Thurman to his world title and current unbeaten record. Together team ‘One Time’ has almost 60 years of professional boxing experience between them, always based in Central Florida.
Thurman turned 2016 from a year of potential frustration into one of introspection, rejuvenation, and, ultimately, a “Fight Of The Year” victory over former champion Shawn Porter. His win over Porter catapulted him into a clash of unbeaten welterweight champions when he steps into the ring and meets Garcia on March 4 in defense of his WBA crown and in pursuit of Garcia’s WBC title.
Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin, Undefeated Contender
Jason Galarza, Head Trainer, Team “Hammer“
ABOUT ERICKSON LUBIN:
Since bursting onto the scene in 2013 at just 18-years-old, Lubin has impressed with his exciting style, power and ability to finish opponents with both hands. The 21-year-old fights out of Orlando and concluded a big 2016 by being named ESPN’s “Prospect of the Year.” Lubin has won nine times in the last two years against increasingly experienced opposition and most recently knocked out then once-beaten Juan Ubaldo Cabrera in the second round of their December matchup on SHOWTIME BOXING on FACEBOOK LIVE.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.