With undisputed super middleweight champ Canelo Alarez and undisputed 154 lb. titleholder Jermell Charlo meeting with the New York and L.A. media the next two days, we’ve learned of the co-feature fight for their September 30th PPV.
Our insider Dan Rafael reported on his substack overnight that it will be a battle of a veteran against an unbeaten up and comer to lead into the main event in Vegas,
“Junior middleweights Jesus Ramos Jr. and Erickson Lubin, both strong southpaw punchers with crowd-pleasing styles, have agreed to fight next month.
Their bout is slated to be the co-feature of Canelo Alvarez’s defense of the undisputed super middleweight title against undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo on Sept. 30 (Showtime PPV and PPV.com, 8 p.m. ET) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, multiple sources with knowledge of the plans told Fight Freaks Unite.
Ramos (20-0, 16 KOs), 22, of Casa Grande, Arizona, who is one of boxing’s most promising up-and-comers, will be taking on the most notable opponent of his career in Lubin.”
Lubin is the veteran
As for Lubin, 25-2, 18 KOs, he rebounded from a grueling TKO loss to Sebastian Fundora by stopping Luis Arias in the fifth round on a Showtime Boxing/PBC card in Minneapolis in June. Lubin and Fundora fought a tremendous battle in April of 2022, where Lubin actually put the then unbeaten Fundora down in the bout. However, Fundora eventually overwhelmed him with his volume and power and got the TKO win with Lubin’s jaw badly swollen at the time of the stoppage in the ninth round.
The 27 year old Lubin had previously beaten contenders Jeison Rosario and Terrell Gausha to add to his resume’ with those victories coming after his first round KO loss to Jermell Charlo, while challenging for the WBC 154 lb. title in October 2017.
Back to Ramos, he stopped Joey Spencer on a seventh round TKO in March on the David Benavidez – Caleb Plant PPV undercard in Las Vegas. That win has positioned Ramos, who’s won three fights in the last 15 months, to potentially get a title shot in 2024, if he defeats Lubin.
Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions are expected to officially announce the Canelo-Charlo undercard for next month, maybe as soon as this week during the trans-continental press conferences for the two.