Undefeated super welterweight sensation Jesus “Mono” Ramos Jr. spoke about the amped-up intensity of his training and more as he gears up to secure a world title fight through a victory over top-contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin on Saturday, September 30. This great event will be the SHOWTIME PPV co-main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, presented by Canelo Promotions in partnership with Premier Boxing Champions Pay-Per-View.
Ramos highlighted, “This camp feels more rigorous than the ones before,” training under the guidance of his father, Jesus Ramos Sr., at the Ramos Boxing Academy in Casa Grande, AZ. “Jamie Belt, my strength and conditioning coach, has truly intensified our regimen. We’re pushing boundaries, and I believe I’m currently in peak physical condition. We aim to outdo ourselves every time we step into the ring.”
The 22-year-old was initially scheduled to fight on the Spence vs. Crawford SHOWTIME PPV card on July 30 but had to pull out due to a hand injury, which Ramos assures has now healed. “I’m in a good place now; my hand needed recovery time,” he shared. “The sparring sessions have been smooth, no pain whatsoever. It’s a relief.”
In his most recent fight, Ramos showcased his skill by overpowering the undefeated Joey Spencer in March, halting the fellow 154-pound contender in the seventh round. With triumphant fights against Interim WBC Super Welterweight Champion Brian Mendoza, and top-contender fighters like Vladimir Hernandez and Luke Santamaria, Ramos is confident that an assertive win over Lubin will pave his way to the world title he’s chasing.
He believes, “A win over Lubin, combined with my past victories, underlines the caliber I’m at. Dominating him would reinforce that I’m operating at a different level.”
Lubin, at 27, brings a fierce competition, known to turn a fight into an intense back-and-forth. His setbacks include a 2017 defeat to Jermell Charlo and a 2022 loss against Sebastian Fundora. Ramos holds Lubin in high regard, stating, “Lubin is an exceptional fighter; he’s truly tenacious. He doesn’t shy away from challenges, evident in his battle with Fundora. The idea of facing him had been on our radar, and it feels like destiny that we’re finally clashing.”
Embracing his Mexican-American roots, Ramos cherishes the chance to be a significant part of an event headlined by Canelo Álvarez. He reminisced, “I recall Canelo being the secondary spotlight to Floyd Mayweather. To now be his co-main event is monumental. Fans will witness the finest version of Jesus Ramos on September 30. The rigorous training will manifest in my performance.”
Tickets for the live show, promoted by both Canelo Promotions and TGB Promotions, can be secured at AXS.com.