Erickson Lubin vs Jesus Ramos Jr Preview September 30th 2023
There’s a fine 12-round junior middleweight bout on tap this Saturday, September 30th as Erickson Lubin of Orlando, Florida will be taking on unbeaten Jesus Ramos Jr of Casa Grande, Arizona. The fight from Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen live in America on Showtime pay-per-view while other fans can catch it on FITE TV on the undercard of the Alvarez vs Charlo battle. Lubin last fought in June when he stopped Luis Arias in the fifth round. Ramos last saw action in June when he halted Joey Spencer in the seventh round.
Lubin vs Ramos Jr. Betting Odds
- Erickson Lubin +350
- Jesus Ramos Jr -500
The 27-year-old Lubin is a southpaw who has an impressive record of 25-2 with 18 Ko’s. He possesses a fair amount of power in his speedy fists as 72 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage and he’s halted 12 of his last 18 opponents. Lubin, who stands 5-feet-11-inches tall with a 74.5-inch reach, turned pro in November, 2013 and has 124 rounds of experience under his belt since then. His stiffest test came in October, 2017 when he faced Jermell Charlo in a shot at the WBC Jr. Middleweight Title, but was stopped in the very first round.
He was also stopped in his second defeat as he lasted until the ninth round of a slugfest against Sebastian Fundora in a shot at the WBC Interim Super Welterweight Belt in April, 2022. Lubin was down in the second round while Fundora was dropped in the seventh. That defeat snapped a six-fight winning streak and he bounced back with the victory against Arias in his last outing. Arias has also beaten the likes of Ishe Smith, Alexis Camacho, Orlando Lora, Norberto Gonzalez, Daniel Sandoval, Ivan Montero, Juan Ubaldo Cabrera and Jorge Cota.
In addition, he beat Terrell Gausha by 12-round unanimous decision to capture the vacant WBC Silver Super Welterweight Title in September, 2020 and defended it nine months later by stopping Jeison Rosario in the sixth round. Lubin still has plenty of potential and is hoping to earn another world title shot, making this fight against Ramos a must-win. Lubin had a fine amateur career as he was a national Golden Gloves Champion as a welterweight in 2013. He also captured the WBC Fecarbox Super Welterweight Title in 2014.
Ramos Jr is just 22 years old and also a southpaw. He’s boxed 78 rounds since turning pro in 2018 as a teenager. As an amateur, he reached the semifinals of the 2017 USA Youth National Championships. He climbs through the ropes with a perfect mark of 20-0 with 16 big Ko’s for a current knockout ratio of 80 per cent, but has been taken the distance in three of his past five bouts.
At 5-feet-10-inches tall with a 72-inch wingspan, Ramos gives up an inch in height and 2.5-inches in reach to Lubin. He’ll be taking a step up in class against Lubin and so far has beaten some pretty good boxers such as Esteban Garcia, Jesus Emilio Bojorquez, Javier Molina, current WBC Interim Super Welterweight champion Brian Mendoza and Luke Santamaria. He also stopped Vladimir Hernandez in February, 2022 to capture the vacant WBC USA Silver Super Welterweight Title.
Lubin bounced back from the brutal war against Fundora with a win over Luis Arias and he’s now matched against another power puncher in Ramos Jr. However, Ramos isn’t just about power as he also has fine boxing skills. Lubin has the edge in size and overall experience but Ramos has quickly been climbing the ladder. This is another good matchup on the Alvarez vs Charlo card and I’ve just got a feeling that Lubin’s experience should see him through this fight but he’s definitely going to have his chin tested
A close call but Lubin’s experience, power and skills are pretty solid.
Play Lubin +350 @ BetOnline.ag
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