Erickson Lubin vs. Jesus Ramos added to Canelo vs. Charlo PPV card on September 30th

By Boxing News - 08/14/2023 - Comments

By Dan Ambrose:  Unbeaten junior middleweight contenders Jesus Ramos (20-0, 16 KOs) and Erickson ‘The Hammer’ Lubin (25-2,18 KOs) have been added to the PPV portion of next month’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo card on Showtime at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dan Rafael is reporting the news of the Lubin vs. Ramos fight being added to the Canelo-Charlo card on Showtime.

This fight could wind up stealing the show from the main event if Lubin doesn’t fall apart again as he did in his knockout losses to Jermell & Sebastian Fundora.

The 22-year-old Ramos, ranked #3 IBF, #4 WBC, #5 WBO, & #10 WBA, looks like a can’t-miss future world champion at junior middleweight.

He’s got knockout power in both hands, excellent hand speed and his combination punching is similar to David Benavidez. Indeed, Ramos is like a smaller version of Benavidez, but his single-punch power is more devastating for the 154-lb weight class than David’s is for the 168-lb division.

Ramos stopped previously unbeaten Joey Spencer in the seventh round last March in an exciting war between the two unbeaten fighters.

Casual boxing fans aren’t familiar with Ramos yet, but they will be after September 30th. This fight could end badly for ‘The Hammer’ Lubin if he doesn’t raise his game from what we’ve seen of him lately, as it seems like every time he steps up, he gets knocked out.

Lubin, ranked #6 WBC & #9 WBO, defeated Luis Arias in the fifth round in his last fight in June. Before that, Erickson had been stopped by ‘The Towering Inferno’ Fundora in the ninth round last year in April in a brawl.

Lubin, 27, has more pro experience than Ramos, but unfortunately, not all of it with positive outcomes. Erickon’s best wins of his ten-year pro career have come against these fighters:

– Terrell Gausha
– Jeison Rosario
– Luis Arias
– Ishe Smith
– Jorge Cota
– Nathaniel Gallimore

Lubin is going to need all the experience he can get for him to have a chance against the 22-year-old Ramos because this guy means business.

Ramos isn’t going to hold back on September 30th because that’s not the way he fights. He’ll be coming right after Lubin, forcing him into a war.

Earlier in Lubin’s career, he would have been more capable of holding his own against a lion like Ramos, but his knockout losses to Fundora &  Charlo have taken a lot out of him.

You got to give Lubin credit for being willing to take on a killer like the five-year pro Ramos because many fighters wouldn’t be eager to face him.

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