Canelo vs. Jermell undercard: Ramos – Lubin, Ugas – Barrios & Garcia – Resendiz on September 30th

By Boxing News - 08/25/2023 - Comments

By Sean Jones: The September 30th Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo undercard was revealed today with three interesting fights to help entice boxing fans to purchase the event on Showtime PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Many fans are already satisfied with the Canelo-Charlo fight to the point where it doesn’t matter who fights on the undercard. However, for the fans that are sitting on the fence, the promoters or the event have added these three fights:

  • Jesus Ramos vs. Erickson Lubin
  • Yordenis Ugas vs. Mario Barrios
  • Elijah Garcia vs. Armando Reséndiz

The Ramos vs. Lubin fight is the co-feature on the Canelo-Jermell card, which begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

By far, the Ramos-Lubin fight is the most interesting, as the unbeaten 22-year-old Ramos (20-0, 16 KOs) has future world champion written all over him, and he’s going up against the always tough Erickson ‘The Hammer’ Lubin (25-2, 18 KOs), who Sebastian Fundora recently knocked out.

Before losing to Fundoraa, Lubin had won six consecutive fights. However, before thaat run, Lubin was knocked out in the first round by Jermell Charlo in 2017.

The Yordenis Ugas vs. Mario Barrios fight isn’t nearly as interesting because these ex-world champions aren’t going anywhere. Both were recently beaten and were never great to begin with.

Ugas (27-5, 12 KOs) is 37 years old and hasn’t fought in 16 months since being stopped in the tenth round by Errol Spence Jr. in April 2022.

In that loss, Ugas took a lot of punishment, which explains why he has been out of the ring for an extended amount of time. It’s unlikely that Ugas will win another world title unless the welterweight division clears out entirely because he’s too old to be going up against young lions like Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis.

Mario Barrios (27-2, 18 KOs) is a former WBA light welterweight champion who comes into the fight with Ugas having lost two out of his last three fights, and he looked terrible in both.

Barrios was viewed as a weak champion when he held the WBA title, making just one successful defense against Ryan Karl before losing the belt against Geervonta Davis.

“I’m excited to be part of this huge card against a tough opponent on September 30,” said Ramos. “I know Lubin is training hard and coming to win, which will make for an entertaining fight. This whole card is stacked, and we don’t want to disappoint, so the fans are in for a great night of boxing.”