The Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo SHOWTIME PPV undercard is stacked and ready to explode on September 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas. The press conference just went down at The Conga Room in L.A., and it’s clear: every fighter is bringing their A-game.
In the co-main event, rising sensation Jesus “Mono” Ramos Jr. and top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin are locked and loaded for a super welterweight bout that’s bound to be a barnburner.
Don’t sleep on former world champs Yordenis Ugas and Mario “El Azteca” Barrios, either. They’re gunning for the Interim WBC Welterweight title, and it’s anyone’s guess who’ll come out on top.
Opening the telecast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT are the hungry middleweights Elijah Garcia and Armando Reséndiz. Keep an eye on these guys; they’re the future of the sport.
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JESUS RAMOS JR.
“When I learned I was going up against Lubin, I was pumped. Lubin’s no joke—he clawed his way back after a tough loss to Jermell Charlo.
“For me, this fight is a game-changer. I want to be considered elite, and taking on top guys like Lubin is how I prove it.
“People questioned my skills before I fought Joey Spencer. I used that match to show I belong on this stage.
“Winning this would ideally put me in the top ranks, but I can only control what happens in the ring. What I know for sure is that this fight will be a leveling-up moment for me.
“Sure, I’ve got a killer punch, but I’ve also got game strategy. Watch out for my skill set when I square off with Lubin.
“I’ve faced strong fighters like Brian Mendoza and Vladimir Hernandez, but Lubin could be the toughest yet. The guy’s got experience, and I respect that.
“While I might be the fresher contender, I’m not taking that for granted. The goal is to show up 100%.”
“I’m still as driven as ever. I’m entering this ring hungry and ready to put on a show on September 30.
“Setbacks like my loss to Charlo have only motivated me to grind harder.
“I’ve been watching Ramos. He’s good, but I’m in another league. I’ve wanted this fight for a while, and now it’s on.
“A win here clears my path for a title shot.
“My last win against Luis Arias was just the start. Now I’m all in for a headline-grabbing win.
“I respect Ramos, but when I was his age, I came up short against better competition. I see history repeating itself, this time in my favor.”
“Right now, I’m focused on being fit and mentally prepared for Barrios. He’s a legit opponent, and I’m gearing up for a slugfest.
“Facing Spence proved to me that I can roll with the best, and that’s exactly what you’ll see on September 30.”
“Any fight offered, I take it. Ugas is no walkover, and this is a golden opportunity for me.
“I aim to make a splash in this division, and a win here catapults me into the big league.
“Each loss has been a lesson. Now, I’m aiming to bounce back and bring another championship to my resume.
“To clinch this win, I’ll need to bring my A-game, tapping into all aspects of my skill set.”