Erickson Lubin Looking to Route Jesus Ramos With Experience
For his next at bat, super welterweight contender Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (25-2, 18 KO’s) will take on rising pugilist Jesus Alejandro “Mono” Ramos (20-0, 16 KO’s) on September 30. The match will place Lubin one fight removed from his bar room brawl with Sebastian Fundora. Although it was a losing effort, Lubin maintained his respect with the boxing public due to his gritty and never-say-die performance. Following the Fundora escapade, The Hammer faced and toppled Luis Arias in five short rounds.
Still riding high on that beneficial outing, as he told Seconds Out, Lubin believes that, once in the squared-circle with Ramos, he will prove to be too much.
“I’m expecting him to come hungry, he throws with heat, so he is coming to fight. I know he is coming to fight but I feel like I got the experience over him, I also come with heat. So it’s going to be a fun fight to watch for the fans . . . I’m just ready man, I don’t know what else to say, I’m just ready. Ready to go out there and show this young kid that he bit off more than he can chew!”
WHO’S THE BOSS?!
Ranked #6 (WBC), #7 (WBA), #9 (WBO) and #10 (IBF) The Hammer is certainly in the hunt for a title shot. With just another one or two solid wins, there is no reason why he should not be challenging for a belt. Naturally, Ramos, ranked #3 (IBF), #4 (WBC) and #5 (WBO), feels much differently. The Lubin duel will mark his second professional engagement of the year. In his last prizefight, Ramos stopped the once-bright hopeful Joey Spencer in the seventh round.
Without question, The Hammer will represent Mono’s stiffest in-ring test to date. If Ramos prevails, then he should no doubt be on his way to much bigger fights and accolades. Yet, if Lubin wants to prove that he is the man that he’s always promised he was, then he’ll have to beat Ramos. And not only does he have to win, he has to win in style. Another tooth-and-nail war with the 22-year-old up and comer will profit the Floridan nothing.
With so much on the line, it will be interesting to see how each boxer handles themselves on September 30. Thankfully no matter who prevails, 3Kings Boxing will be on deck to provide the play-by-play.