By Craig Daly: In an actual shock, Erickson ‘The Hammer’ Lubin (26-2, 18 KOs) pulled off an upset in opposition to beforehand unbeaten extremely ranked 154-lb contender Jesus Ramos (20-1, 16 KOs), successful a 12 spherical unanimous determination to select up the WBC Diamond title on Saturday night time within the co-feature on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo card on Showtime PPV on the T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ramos fought too cautiously, strolling ahead behind a excessive guard, permitting Lubin to land counter pictures, and it made it tough to attain the rounds in his favor. He wasn’t letting his fingers go in most of the rounds, notably in rounds 9 by 12.
The judges’ scores:
Lubin regarded cautious within the first quarter of the combat, not desirous to open up for worry of being nailed by one of many youthful & stronger 22-year-old Ramo’s large punches.
By the sixth, the 27-year-old Lubin began gaining extra confidence as a result of Ramos was shelling up and wasn’t throwing sufficient punches. When he did throw, he was open to counters from Lubin as a result of his gradual hand pace.
Ramos landed some good pictures within the seventh and eighth spherical, however there weren’t lots of them. Even when Ramos had Lubin in opposition to the ropes, he wasn’t throwing sufficient punches as a result of he regarded afraid of getting clipped a counter.
Lubin took management of the combat in spherical 9, benefiting from Ramos not throwing sufficient. It’s unclear whether or not Ramos was exhausted, injured, or afraid of being hit with one thing large.
For probably the most half, Ramos regarded intimidated, just like the second was an excessive amount of for him, and wasn’t prepared for an skilled veteran like Lubin.
Sebastian ‘The Towering Inferno’ Fundora had proven Lubin no respect final yr, strolling him down and nailing him with pictures, disfiguring his face badly sufficient to the place the combat needed to be stopped within the ninth spherical. Ramos didn’t present the identical bravery that Fundora did, and that’s why he misplaced tonight.
Ramos goes to have to vary the best way he fights if he needs to climb his method again as a result of he’s not going to beat the highest contenders within the division if he’s shelling up, not letting his fingers go like we noticed tonight.
If this had been Tim Tszyu or Brian Mendoza within the ring with Ramos tonight, he probably would have been knocked out as a result of these guys would have taken benefit of his low punch output to tee off on him.