In the co-main event, top super welterweight contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin defeated Jesus “Mono” Ramos Jr. by unanimous decision after 12 rounds, winning by scores of 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113 on all three scorecards.
“We went in there to feel him out and box him and beat him to the punch with counters because of his strength,” said Lubin (26-2, 18 KOs) in media reports. “It was working all night. I was sticking and moving. It was ‘Boxing 101’.”
“I felt like I did a little more than him, but that’s alright,” said Ramos(20-1, 16 KOs) in media reports. “Congratulations to Erickson Lubin. He was sharp. He had a good game plan. Congratulations to him, it’s back to the drawing board. We’ll come back.”
With the victory on Saturday, Lubin, who had previously lost two fights to Jermell Charlo and Sebastian Fundora, returned to the running for another world title battle.
“I felt like I was just trying to show different dimensions to my game and not just come forward,” said Ramos in media reports. “It is what it is. I’ll take this loss, come back and learn from it. I learned not to let it go to the judges. Maybe I don’t put it on cruise control next time. A little more pressure. I’ll learn from this. It was a good experience.”
Encouraged by the decision win, Lubin was adamant about his standing in the competitive 154-pound class and that he ought to be competing for a world championship as soon as possible.
“This shows that I’m no gatekeeper,” said Lubin in media reports. “I’m one of the top dogs in the division. I need a title shot. If those belts present themselves at 154 pounds, I’d like to fight for those belts.”
Edited by Judy J. Rotich and Newsdesk Manager