A powerhouse undercard featuring a mix of up-and-comers, top-ranked contenders, and ex-world champions across weight classes from 147 to 160 pounds will set the stage for the blockbuster main event between Canelo Alvarez and Jermell Charlo. The spectacle, airing live on SHOWTIME PPV on Saturday, September 30, comes courtesy of Canelo Promotions and Premier Boxing Champions.
In the evening’s co-feature, Jesus “Mono” Ramos Jr., an undefeated prodigy, will clash with Erickson “Hammer” Lubin in a 12-round super welterweight battle. Also in the lineup are past world champions Yordenis Ugas and Mario “El Azteca” Barrios, who will lock horns for the Interim WBC Welterweight Title. Kicking off the broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT will be promising middleweights Elijah Garcia and Armando Reséndiz in a 10-round fight.
Tickets for the live showdown, promoted by both Canelo Promotions and TGB Promotions, can be obtained via AXS.com.
Ramos (20-0, 16 KOs), a dynamic southpaw of 22 years, made a sensational statement in his 2023 debut, stunning then-unbeaten Joey Spencer in March. Hailing from Casa Grande, Arizona, Ramos has consistently displayed his knockout prowess, ending seven of his last 10 bouts early.
The 27-year-old Lubin (25-2, 18 KOs) is fresh off an impressive fifth-round stoppage of Luis Arias in June. The Florida native has an illustrious track record that includes noteworthy wins over Jeison Rosario, Terrell Gausha, and Ishe Smith.
Ugas (27-5, 12 KOs) is back in action following his April 2022 unification loss to Errol Spence Jr. The Cuba native and Miami resident had previously claimed victories over notables like Jamal James, Omar Figueroa Jr., and even the legendary Manny Pacquiao.
Barrios (27-2, 18 KOs), at 28, most recently scored an eighth-round KO over Jovanie Santiago. The San Antonio native aims to regain momentum following his welterweight debut defeat to Keith Thurman.
Arizona native Garcia (15-0, 12 KOs) burst onto the scene in 2023 with a knockout victory over Amilcar Vidal. The 20-year-old is one of the sport’s most exciting young talents.
Mexico’s Reséndiz (14-1, 10 KOs) notched a significant win in his last outing against former champ Jarrett Hurd. Now based in Los Angeles, the 24-year-old is gunning for his third consecutive victory.
JESUS RAMOS JR.
“When I heard I’d be squaring off with Lubin, I was pumped. The guy’s a warrior who clawed his way back after his Charlo defeat.
“My goal? To be a legend. And for that, I gotta beat up talent.
“People were sleeping on me before I fought Joey Spencer. That’s when I had to show that I belong on this big stage.
“Win this, and hopefully, I get a top spot in the division. But hey, I’m focused on leveling up as a fighter, no matter what. This fight is gonna be a game-changer for me.
“I’ve got power, sure. But don’t sleep on my skills. Against a dude like Lubin, I’ll showcase my boxing IQ.
“I’ve had my share of tough fights. Lubin, though? He’s a whole other level, and I respect his game.
“I might be the fresher guy, but I’m not betting the farm on it. He’s been through the wringer, and it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.
“My game plan is simple: total domination. Period.”
“I’m still hungry, still got that chip on my shoulder. September 30? Expect fireworks.
“I’m fueled by setbacks. The Charlo loss made me grind harder, winning me a six-fight streak. My Fundora loss? Just more fuel for the fire.
“Ramos is legit. But I’m not Spencer; I’m on another level. This fight? It’s showtime.
“I’ve wanted this matchup even before Ramos fought Spencer. Now it’s on, and it’s gonna be lit.
“A win here says I deserve that title shot. No questions.
“My last fight with Arias? Just a warm-up. Now, I’m all in for a knockout win.
“History’s gonna repeat itself, but this time, in my favor. I’m aiming for a no-contest win. I want to walk out untouched.”
“What’s important? I’m fit and psyched for a clash with Barrios. The rest is just noise.
“Barrios is a powerhouse, a former champ. But I’m in it to win it.
“Spence showed me I can hang with the best. This is my chance to prove I’m an elite welterweight.
“September 30? Fans are in for a treat, guaranteed.”
“Ugas on the table? Count me in. The guy’s a beast, but I’m ready for the challenge.
“This is my chance to rise in the division. Both of us have killer styles, so expect an explosive match.
“A win catapults us into the welterweight spotlight. No doubt.
“My previous losses were learning experiences. I’m still hungry, still in the game, and aiming for another belt.
“It’s gonna be an all-out war to clinch this win. Don’t miss it.”
“I’m stoked to be on this card. Reséndiz is gonna be my toughest fight yet, no question.
“This is a stacked lineup, and I’m here to prove I can be a world champ one day.
“2023 is my breakout year. After a couple of key wins, I’m suddenly the guy to watch. So, bring on the next challenge.”
“Expect a fierce showdown. I want fans glued to their screens.
“I’ve taken on all ages, so it’s not about who’s older or younger. It’s about who’s got the better prep.
“My win over Hurd? That was my launching pad. Now, I want to be a headliner.
“Manny Robles and I are a dynamic duo. You’ll see that chemistry come fight night.”