Jesus Ramos Expecting Lubin to Fight Like a Cornered Animal
A fighter with his back against the wall is the most dangerous opponent. Junior middleweight Jesus “Mono” Ramos (20-0, 16KO) understands that is what he faces in one-time title contender Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (25-2, 18KO). Mono, ranked #3 IBF, #4 WBC, #5 WBO, and #6 WBA, believes that despite being stopped twice, Lubin is even more dangerous.
Ramos is about to embark on the biggest fight of his career against the hard-hitting Lubin. In addition, they will fight on the mega-fight undercard of Saul ”Canelo” Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo on September 30. The winner of their fight could find themselves next in line to fight for a world title.
The Hammer clawed his way back into title contention after losing to Charlo for the WBC title in 2017. In 2022, he was stopped again by former Interim WBC champion Sebastian Fundora.
Some feel this could be his last chance at getting a big fight and that a loss would push him out of the title picture. While speaking with YSM Sports Media, Mono explained why Lubin shouldn’t be taken lightly.
“I feel like he’s a more dangerous fighter, but his back is against the wall. This could be, like you said, one of his last fights on this stage. It’s a big stage; a win here could just bring him back up. With the loss (to Fundora), he got to work his way up again. So, like I said, he’s got his back against the wall. . . he’s dangerous, and you can’t underestimate that.”
On March 25, Ramos steamrolled over Joey Spencer by scoring a statement-making stoppage in seven rounds. Realizing the danger that lies ahead is a sign of tremendous growth and maturity by Ramos.