Unbeaten Jesus Ramos Jr. Faces Off Against Contender Erickson Lubin in Co main – Yordenis Ugas and Mario Barrios Battle for Interim Welterweight Crown in a Confrontation of Past World Champs – Opening the Pay-Per-View: Rising Middleweight Stars Elijah Garcia and Armando Reséndiz
The pay-per-view undercard for the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo super middleweight championship will feature a powerful lineup, consisting of emerging talents, top competitors, and former champions, ranging from 147 to 160 pounds.
Headlining the undercard, unbeaten sensation Jesus Ramos Jr. is slated to clash with power-punching Erickson Lubin in a 12-round super welterweight bout. The evening also features ex-world champions Yordenis Ugas and Mario Barrios vying for the Interim WBC Welterweight Title. The first bout of the evening kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, where emerging middleweights Elijah Garcia and Armando Reséndiz go head-to-head in a 10-round battle.
Tickets for this live spectacle are available via AXS.com.
Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions, mentioned, “This undercard has everything a boxing aficionado could ask for and is the perfect lead-in to the historic main event. All the fighters have a golden opportunity to steal the limelight and climb the ranks in their respective divisions.”
Jesus Ramos (20-0, 16 KOs) wowed the audience with a TKO win over Joey Spencer in March, as part of the David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant undercard. The 22-year-old southpaw, originally from Casa Grande, Arizona, has also impressed with a string of unanimous decisions and KO victories in recent fights.
Ramos said, “This is a massive card and I can’t wait to deliver an entertaining fight. Lubin is a formidable adversary and that will surely make for a thrilling night for the fans.”
Erickson Lubin (25-2, 18 KOs), aged 27, returned this June with a spectacular fifth-round stoppage against Luis Arias. He has a reputation for high-stakes fights and has earned key victories over a variety of opponents, from prospects to veterans.
“This is a huge stage, and I’m training hard for a decisive win,” Lubin commented. “I’ve faced top fighters in my division, and that will be the difference maker.”
Returning for the first time since a defeat in April 2022, Yordenis Ugas (27-5, 12 KOs) previously claimed a WBA belt in September 2020 and successfully defended it against Manny Pacquiao in August 2021. The Cuban native now living in Miami is eager for another win.
“We both have a lot to gain from this fight,” Ugas shared. “I have the utmost respect for Barrios, but I’m confident in my skills and in delivering an unforgettable performance.”
Mario Barrios (27-2, 18 KOs) recently scored a knockout against Jovanie Santiago. The San Antonio native is known for his aggressive style and is training under coach Bob Santos in Las Vegas.
“This is going to be an epic battle,” Barrios noted. “The fans are in for a treat from the opening bell to the final round.”
Rising star Elijah Garcia (15-0, 12 KOs) quickly rose through the ranks and will be competing in his second high-profile PPV bout. His opponent, Armando Reséndiz (14-1, 10 KOs), earned a standout win over Jarrett Hurd in his last match.
“I’m more prepared than ever for this fight,” said Garcia. “Reséndiz is as hungry as I am, making this an inevitable showdown the fans will love.”
“I’m thrilled to fight on such an iconic card,” Reséndiz added. “I’ve had an amazing camp, and I’m ready to deliver a performance that would make my boxing idols proud.”
JESUS RAMOS JR.
“Facing Lubin? That got my adrenaline pumping! He’s a comeback king since his Charlo loss, and I can’t wait to test my skills against him.
“This match is my ultimate validation. I’ve got to take down big names to be one myself. Signing for this fight? Huge!
“Before I took on Joey Spencer, people were unsure of my game. Now, I’ve proven that I belong on the big stage.
“Victory here could skyrocket me to the top of my division, but it’s not for me to say. My goal is continuous growth and prepping for the title shot when it lands.
“I’m not just about power punches; I’ve got a whole skillset to unveil, especially against a fighter like Lubin.
“Facing Mendoza and Hernandez was tough, but Lubin’s a whole new level. He’s been around, and I’ve got nothing but respect.
“I may be the fresher fighter, but I’m not banking on it. The aim is peak performance. Let’s see if his battle scars slow him down.
“My goal for this fight? Own the ring. That’s how you make a statement.”
“I’m happy to be here. There’s a lot of talent on this stage. It’s a stacked card of explosive fights and I’m blessed to be a part of it.
“I have a really tough opponent in front of me and we’re looking for a firefight. It’s gonna be exciting and I can’t wait.
“It’s really important that I dominate because Lubin is so tough and has given guys like Sebastian Fundora a lot of trouble. It would be a big statement and a big win for my resume.
“He’s a good fighter and I know he had a strong camp. He looks ready. So I’m ready for the best version of Lubin. We’ll see what happens on Saturday night.
“I’m looking to showcase my talent. I’ve seen people say that I don’t have a lot of ring IQ, so I’m looking to show that and other dimensions to my game. It’s gonna be a new Jesus Ramos. It’s not really about exposing Lubin, but more about displaying my talent.
“Lubin has something to prove, and so do I. We’re both trying to win the title and we’re standing in each other’s way. It makes this a big fight and it’s gonna be exciting on Saturday night. You definitely don’t want to miss this one.”
“I’m ready, with or without that chip on my shoulder. September 30? Expect an explosion in the ring.
“Setbacks only fuel my grind. They took me from the Charlo loss to a six-win streak and now, I’m hungry for more.
“Ramos is legit, but I’m on a different level.
“I wanted this fight even before his bout with Spencer was a thing. Now, it’s showtime.
“A win here means I’m not just knocking, I’m breaking down the door to another title shot.
“My Arias bout was a warm-up. Now, I’m ready to steal the show.
“I respect Ramos, but history’s on my side. I was his age when I faltered, and now it’s my turn to capitalize.
“I’m not just looking to win; I’m looking for a total takedown.”
“I’m happy to be back after just fighting in June. Activity brings the best out of me. I’ve got a young opponent in front of me who’s hungry, but I’m hungry as well. It’s gonna be a firefight.
“I’m looking to separate myself with a big win over Jesus Ramos. I can separate myself from all these 154 pounders and be in line for a really big fight. I’m here to make a statement, and I will.
“This is personal, but not against Ramos. It’s personal for myself because I see how people are underestimating me. It’s all fuel to my fire. I’m here to make a statement as well. The sky’s the limit for me after this.
“I took the Jermell Charlo fight at 22 years old, and Ramos is doing the same thing and daring to be great by fighting someone like me. I know he comes ready to fight, but I feel history repeats itself, but in my favor.
“We’re two young fighters who are coming for it all. You’re not gonna want to miss this great fight on Saturday night.
“I’m looking forward to putting on a show for everyone watching.”
“My vibe right now? It’s all about well-being, not what the crowd thinks. I’m gearing up for a monster fight with Barrios.
“Big stakes? That’s my jam. I’m built to fight the best.
“After the Spence fight, I know I can roll with the elite.
“Get ready for a spectacle on September 30. No turning back; only going big.”
“I’m really excited to be here once again. I’m fighting a former world champion, so this is gonna be a great show. I’m ready for the challenge.
“I’ve spent seven years fighting the best in the division and I’m gonna answer all the doubters on Saturday. They’re gonna see what I’m capable of.
“We’re two former champions who put on great fights. Look at the opponents that we’ve fought. The resumes speak for themselves.
“I’ve spent my entire career coming back from adversity over and over again. If you want to see what I still have left, you’ll have to watch Saturday night. It will all be revealed.
“Everyone knows that I’m a world champion, but I’m also a man of the people and someone who represents the Cuban community and that’s really important to me. I have a very important fight on Saturday, but I fight on another front and that’s for my people and the message I want to provide for them. In Cuba there are political prisoners and I carry their message and fight for them. I represent their message.”
“Turn down a fight? Never. Ugas is a beast, and I jumped at the chance.
“My aim? To be a legend in my weight class. Our styles promise a blockbuster event.
“A win puts us both in the upper echelon.
“I’ve learned the hard way and bounced back. Now, I’m aiming for gold again.
“Winning this won’t be easy. I’m bringing my A-game, full stop.”
“I’m just ready and excited to be part of this card. All of these fights from start to finish will be bangers. This is a card you don’t want to miss.
“Me and my team have had a great camp out here in Las Vegas. I just can’t wait to get in the ring on Saturday and put in work.
“A win on Saturday is crucial. The winner gets put in a great position to contend for the world title. I know it’s not gonna be an easy task, but I don’t like easy fights. That’s why I took the fight with Keith Thurman for my first time at welterweight.
“I know Ugas is coming ready. It’s gonna be a real fight because of what we both bring to the table. I’m so ready to show everyone what I’m capable of.
“Me and my trainer Bob Santos have been putting in work. We’ve had a great camp out here for the last few months. Now it’s my job to take everything from the gym and use it in the ring.
“We’re both very prideful fighters who fight for our people. I fight to represent the Mexicans and those of indigenous descent. It’s gonna be a banger. He comes with it, and so do I.
“Ugas is a great fighter. I’ve had a lot of respect for the person and fighter that he is for many years now. Stepping into the ring with him now is a tremendous honor. This fight has the potential to steal the show because of what we both bring to the ring.”
“I’m stoked to be part of this line-up. Reséndiz is my toughest challenge yet, no question.
“It’s unreal to share a stage with these legends. I’m training like a madman to make my championship dreams a reality.
“I’ve been on fire this year, from upset wins to grueling rounds. Now, I’m the guy to watch.
“Winning a world championship at 21? That’s the plan. Tough guys like Armando are my stepping stones.”
“Saturday night is gonna be a great night of fights. I know everyone up here is ready to put on a show for all the fans. I’m prepared to give my best performance and I appreciate everyone who’s gonna come out and support me.
“I know Armando comes in shape and he’s really strong. He throws a lot of punches, so I have to control the pace. You saw in his last fight what happens when he controls the pace. So I’m definitely not gonna let that happen.
“I try to choose the best opponent every time. Armando was on the top of the list because he’s gonna give me experience that I need. He’s gonna prepare me for the world title. I want to get better each and every fight.
“I didn’t think my last performance was my best. I started a little slow. But I’m gonna prove that I’ve got more experience than I showed. I’m a new class fighter and I’m gonna show I’m on a different level.”
“I’m psyched for a hard-hitting match. It’s gonna be a crowd-pleaser, no doubt.
“Age? Just a number. It’s all about how you prep, and I know we’re both in it to win it.
“Beating Jarrett Hurd? That was my game-changer. Now I’m aiming for main event status.
“With Manny Robles in my corner, we’re a dream team. You’ll see that synergy in the ring.”