Erickson Lubin Looks to Route Ramos and Earn a Marquee Slot
On September 30, super welterweight contender Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (25-2, 18 KO’s) will take on the formidable Jesus “Mono” Ramos Jr. (20-0, 16 KO’s). Despite only being one fight removed from his second professional loss, as is his nature, Lubin is back in tough. In his loss, versus Jermell Charlo, The Hammer was challenging for the WBC 154-pound title. Then in his second defeat, Lubin failed in his attempt to capture the Interim WBC super welterweight strap against Sebastian Fundora.
To his credit, even though he’s been stopped twice, the Floridian has never truly been dominated. Charlo crumpled him with one destructively precise uppercut. In the war with Fundora, The Hammer gave as good as he got but was stopped due to the structural damage that his eye sustained. Now, Lubin has every intention of toppling Ramos and making another run at a championship belt.
DREAMING OF BRIGHT LIGHTS
In a recent Q&A with Fight Hub TV, The Hammer reinforced that he still has big aspirations in the sport.
“I just have to silence the critics, silence the doubters. It’s my job to go in there and prepare myself and show them that I am here to stay. I am here to stay, I’m one of the top dogs in the division and I am ready to be on a platform like this, being the headline to a pay-per-view. I’m not really complacent or happy with being the co-main event to these big pay-per-views, I want to be the headliner to them. So it starts with guys like Jesus Ramos, who the world is really high on right now. So I got to put him in his place first.”
Due to already coming up short on the big stage, it’s unlikely that Lubin is overlooking or taking Ramos lightly. Therefore, it will be interesting to see if he can brand the first blemish on Mono’s ledger. Luckily, we don’t have much longer to wait to see the thrilling outcome.