Report- Erickson Lubin Suffered Broken Nose- Injured Shoulder
A brutal TKO loss Saturday night loss to Sebastian Fundora had everyone concerned about the potential facial injuries Erickson Lubin has suffered in defeat. But, a report on Sunday afternoon says that Lubin didn’t suffer what appeared to be a fractured right jaw, but instead a broken nose and injured right shoulder.
Boxingscene.com Sr. Writer Keith Idec revealed first that the 26 year old Lubin was treated and released from a Las Vegas hospital with significant injuries that will sideline him for awhile,
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BoxingScene.com confirmed Sunday that X-rays at a local hospital early Sunday morning determined Lubin sustained a broken nose and a separated right shoulder during his brutal battle with Sebastian Fundora. Lubin’s shoulder injury will require surgery, whereas he’ll need a lot of time off for his damaged nose to heal properly.
The 26-year-old Lubin did not suffer fractures to either orbital bone, despite severe swelling surrounding both of his eyes. He was not admitted to the hospital and expects to fly home as planned.
Idec further tweeted that he had seen Lubin at breakfast talking with his father and brothers with his right arm in a sling.
As we wrote late Saturday night, the 24 year old Fundora won the wild battle with Lubin that saw both fighters get off the canvas before Fundora overwhelmed Lubin causing the stoppage.
Even though he had dropped the 6’6″ Fundora in the 7th round, Lubin’s right side of his face was clearly swelling in the eighth and then, heading into the 9th round. Then, Fundora picked up the pace with hard punch after hard punch wobbling him in the closing seconds of what would turn out to be the final frame.
At the bell Lubin’s trainer Kevin Cunningham told referee Russell Mora he wanted the bout stopped. Mora agreed and waved the fight off with members of Lubin’s family section at ringside yelling and then, someone threw a full cup of ice at Cunningham with some of it striking Mora, as well.
Clearly, they made the right decision with the grotesque right side of Lubin’s face and now the confirmed broken nose. Fundora said to Showtime of the swelling and the stoppage
“His face shifted from round one to round nine. It completely morphed and there was a lot of blood coming out. He was a tough fighter. He was in the game the whole time, but there’s no need to get hurt that much.”
And, the shoulder injury and subsequent surgery will likely sideline Lubin a minimum of three months or so to get back into training.
Meanwhile, with Fundora’s dramatic win in a fight that will be in the conversation for fight of the year, he’s now 19-0-1 and in contention for a title shot down the road at 154 lb.