T-Cell Enviornment, Las Vegas – Prime tremendous welterweight contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (26-2, 18 KOs) took residence a controversial unanimous resolution over beforehand unbeaten Jesus “Mono” Ramos Jr. (20-1, 16 KOs) after 12 rounds, profitable on all three playing cards by scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113.
“We went in there to really feel him out and field him and beat him to the punch with counters due to his power,” mentioned Lubin. “It was working all night time. I used to be sticking and shifting. It was ‘Boxing 101’.”
Having beforehand misplaced a pair of fights to Jermell Charlo and Sebastian Fundora, Lubin put himself again into rivalry for one more world title struggle with the win on Saturday.
The 27-year-old’s success got here largely off the again foot as he regularly allowed Ramos to return to him and walked him into counter photographs.
Whereas many observers at ringside had scored the struggle for Ramos, Lubin was assured that he was the rightful winner.
“My jab was touchdown all night time,” mentioned Lubin. “He had all his success once I was on the ropes. My coach was telling me to remain off the ropes, so I used to be making an attempt my greatest to try this. He did not present it an excessive amount of, however I buzzed him just a few instances.”
Though Ramos held a 145 to 92 edge in punches landed, the judges appeared to favor the defensive work and constant jab (378 thrown to 274) of Lubin. Though upset within the outcome, Ramos expressed an eagerness to be taught from the expertise put up struggle.
Buoyed by the choice victory, Lubin was adamant about his place within the stacked 154-pound division and his perception that he ought to be combating for a world title prior to later.
“This reveals that I am no gatekeeper,” mentioned Lubin. “I am one of many prime canine within the division. I would like a title shot. If these belts current themselves at 154 kilos, I would prefer to struggle for these belts.”