Canelo Alvarez Washes Jermell Charlo; Lubin Robs Ramos; Barrios Upsets Ugas!

Canelo Alvarez Cruises By Jermell Charlo In Easy Win!

Collage of Canelo Alvarez Erikson Lubin Mario Barrios
Canelo Alvarez (Credit: Henry Romero/Reuters) | Jermell Charlo takes a knee | Erickson Lubin (Credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) | Mario Bariios

Canelo Alvarez Easily Defeats Jermell Charlo!

CANELO ALVAREZ VS JERMELL CHARLO – During his latest tour of duty, undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (53-2-2, 39 KO’s) successfully defended his quartet of titles from undisputed super welterweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (35-2-1, 19 KO’s). When all the dust had settled, the redhead walked away with a wide and rather carefree unanimous decision win.   

In somewhat surprising fashion Charlo opened the fight with probably the most anemic offense display of his career. Rather than throwing punches, Iron Man opted to use his feet and scuttle about the squared-circle for the majority of the opening three rounds. Even more perplexing, Charlo developed a penchant for languishing on the ropes. During the fourth and fifth periods, Charlo stepped it up a bit but did not carry the rounds. 

Still performing in listless fashion, Chalro was dropped to one knee by a crunching right hook in the seventh round. The undisputed super welterweight champion made it to his feet easily enough but was controlled for the remainder of the period. Throughout the next several rounds Charlo made no alterations and nothing changed in terms of Canelo’s domination. Despite being significantly down on the cards, Iron Man did not muster up any kind of last stand or blitz Alvarez in any way. After the clang of the final bell, Canelo was awarded a predictable unanimous decision win by way of  119/108 and 118/109 twice. 


In his most recent match, super welterweight fighter Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (26-2, 15 KO’s) snuck away with a shaky win over Jesus “Mono” Ramos Jr (20-1, 15 KO’s). Throughout the young, hungry Mono appeared to be too much for Lubin and who was relegated to a remarkably slender output. Nevertheless. The judges saw differently awarding Lubin a unanimous decision win.

Oddly enough, Lubin was more than a little complicit in his poor performance.This is because when competing center ring it was a very even fight where he was able to give better than he gave. Nevertheless, The Hammer constantly and voluntarily floated to the ropes, thereby allowing Ramos Jr to batter him with a copious amount of denting punches. For his part Mono was equally dedicated to the head and body. This format maintained itself until roughly about the ninth and tenth rounds when neither boxer did much worth talking about. The bout picked up a bit over the last two rounds, but not that much. As the fight came to an end the crowd booed heartily. 

In the end, Lubin would be awarded the win to the tune of 115-113, 116-112 and 117-111. Once again, the spectators at hand booed the decision and The Hammer’s post fight interview with passion.


It was youth over experience as Mario Barrios (28-2, 18 KOs) captured the WBC Interim Welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory (117-108, 118-107, 118-107) over Yordenis Ugas (27-6, 12 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada.

Barrios got off to an excellent start. A shotgun jab from Barrios put Ugas on the seat of his pants with less than thirty seconds to go in round two.

Ugas responded by fighting with a greater sense of urgency. At the midway point of round three, he hurt Barrios with a series of body shots. Both fighters had their share of success, and it was a closely contested battle at the halfway point of the fight.

But it was Barrios who took his game to another gear during the second half of the bout. The thirty-seven-year-old Ugas could not keep up with the pace of his 28-year-old opponent. By the end of this tenth, the right eye of Ugas was nearly closed shut.

With thirty seconds into the final round, Ugas went down from a Barrios left hook. At the final bell, the face of Ugas was a swollen and bloody mess.

Overall, this was one of the most impressive victories of Barrios’s career. After taking a beating, it may be time for Ugas to contemplate retirement.

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