Canelo vs. Charlo Showtime PPV Undercard
Los Angeles Press
Fighters competing on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo
SHOWTIME PPV undercard went face-to-face Tuesday during a
Los Angeles press conference ahead of their respective
showdowns taking place Saturday, September 30 from T-Mobile
Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo Promotions will present the
Premier Boxing Champions Pay-Per-View.
The press conference featured unbeaten rising sensation
Jesus ďMonoĒ Ramos Jr. and top contender Erickson ďHammerĒ
Lubin, who compete in the super welterweight co-main event,
former world champions Yordenis Ugas and Mario ďEl AztecaĒ
Barrios, who square off for the Interim WBC Welterweight
title, and rising middleweights Elijah Garcia and Armando
Resťndiz, who duel in the telecast opener at 8 p.m. ET/5
Here is what the press conference participants had to say
Tuesday from The Conga Room at L.A. Live:
JESUS RAMOS JR.
ďI was excited when I heard I was gonna fight Lubin. I
respect what heís done as a fighter. He built himself back
up after the Jermell Charlo fight and showed heís a warrior.
ďThis is what Iím here for. Iím here to prove Iím one of the
best and to do that I have to beat the best. It was an
exciting moment when I was able to sign on for this fight.
ďPeople didnít really know what level I was on before the
Joey Spencer fight. I had to show that I was on a different
level and that I deserve to be on a stage like this.
ďHopefully with a win people will say Iím at the top of the
division. Thatís not up to me though. I just have to keep
winning and proving myself. The main thing is to keep
growing as a fighter. Iím gonna take a lot from this fight
and have a lot more experience. Iím gonna be a different
boxer after this and Iíll be ready for that title shot when
ďI have good power, but Iím not relying on it. I have skills
too and Iím gonna show them on September 30. Iím an
intelligent fighter and everyone is gonna see that with a
worthy opponent like Lubin across from me.
ďIíve faced tough guys like Brian Mendoza and Vladimir
Hernandez, but Lubin looks like heíd be the toughest so far.
Heís right up there because heís got a lot of experience and
we respect what he can do.
ďI do feel like Iím the fresher fighter, but itís not
something Iím banking on. Weíre working hard to be at my
very best. Heís been in some wars, so weíll see if heís got
wear and tear from it.
ďWhatever I have to do to win, Iím ready for. Iím here to
dominate. I want to make a statement, and in order to do
that, I have to dominate. Thatís the plan.Ē
ďThe mindset hasnít changed for me. I still have a chip on
my shoulder. Iím going into this fight very hungry. I have a
young, hungry kid in front of me, but Iím young and hungry
as well. You can expect fireworks on September 30. Iím
looking to win and be in the big fights against the best
guys in the division.
ďIím fueled by adversity. My first title challenge against
Charlo brought me back to working real hard and eventually
winning six fights in a row. I was winning the fight against
Sebastian Fundora and losing fueled me to go back to the
drawing board and work even harder.
ďRamos is a real solid fighter. I watched his last fight and
I thought he looked good. But Iím not Joey Spencer. Iím one
of those top guys in the division. Iím the cream of the crop
and Iím here to prove myself. I want the toughest test every
ďIíve asked for this fight even before he fought Joey
Spencer. Now we have the platform and weíre here. Itís gonna
be fireworks on September 30.
ďThis win solidifies that I belong at the top. It shows that
I need a title shot. The winner of this fight will
definitely get a big fight.
ďThe Luis Arias fight was a good comeback fight. I knew that
with the way we trained, I was gonna dominate. That was
eight weeks ago and now Iím happy we have only a few weeks
to go for this one. Iím coming for another statement win.
ďIím definitely not downplaying Ramos, but I was
22-years-old like him and I took a step up in competition
against a 27-year-old and fell short. I think history
repeats itself, but in my favor.
ďIím looking for a one-sided ass-whooping. I want to go in
there and come out with the victory, untouched.Ē
ďThe most important thing right now is not what people might
be saying, itís that Iím healthy and happy. Iím preparing
the right way for a great fight against Barrios. I donít
care about anything else.
ďBarrios is a strong fighter, a tough fighter and a former
world champion. Iím motivated to face an opponent of his
ďThereís a lot at stake in this fight, but this is what I
do. I go out and fight the best. I plan to take full
advantage of this opportunity.
ďI thought I fought well against Errol Spence Jr. and I
walked away from the fight knowing I can compete against the
best. I want to prove that Iím one of the best welterweights
in the world.
ďI promise that the fans are gonna see another exciting
fight on September 30. This is another chance for me to
challenge the best. Win or lose, I always push forward, and
thatís what youíll see on September 30.Ē
ďWhenever a fight is brought to me, thereís never a name
that I say no to. This was no different. Ugas is a
tremendous fighter and this is a huge opportunity. I was
more than happy to take the fight.
ďIím trying to solidify my mark in this division. Itís gonna
be a tough fight on September 30. Iíve never seen him shy
away from a fight and I have a similar style. This is gonna
be an explosive one that you donít want to miss.
ďWeíre both gonna bring it on fight night. This is an
exciting card and an exciting opportunity to fight for an
interim world title.
ďIím expecting the best version of Ugas. We both have a lot
to prove. A victory puts us right up there with all of the
top welterweights. Thereís a lot of good fights to be made
and weíre all working to get to the top of the division.
ďI was learning with each fight and took a lot away from my
defeats. Iím still just as hungry as ever. I had my comeback
fight in February in San Antonio and now Iím looking to
bring another title back home.
ďItís gonna take everything to get this win. Iím gonna have
to use my boxing ability, my power and my range. Itís gonna
be an exciting fight and Iím looking forward to it.Ē
ďIím blessed to be on this card. I know that on September 30
Iím gonna have the toughest fight of my career so far.
Resťndiz comes strong, in shape and ready to fight.
ďIím honored to be on a card with so many other great
fighters. Iím preparing to be a world champion and these
tough fights are what will get me ready for that.
ďThis has been the best year of my career. I had a big upset
early in the year and then got a hard 10-round victory. Now
Iím in back-to-back pay-per-view events. Itís like a snap of
the finger and Iím blowing up. Iím just training hard and
preparing for a tough fight.
ďI want to be a world champion at 21 years old. Fighting
tough opponents like Armando will get me ready for when that
opportunity comes. I know how hard itís gonna be, but thatís
the way I have to go.
ďArmando is coming off a huge win and heís young and strong.
I donít see why this fight wouldnít be a step up for me. Iím
ready for it.
ďIím just staying humble and keeping my faith strong. I
donít want to look ahead and take too big of a leap. Iím
following the direction that my team is telling me to go.Ē
ďI expect a tough fight and Iíve trained for that. I hope
that this is a fight that the fans will love. I want
everyone to tune in and enjoy the action.
ďI think that I have experience on my side, but age doesnít
matter too much. When I was younger, I fought older fighters
as well. How you prepare is what really matters and I think
weíre both going to prepare in the right way.
ďI showed how hungry I was when I beat Jarrett Hurd. I have
big goals in the sport. I want to be a main event staple and
that was a big step toward that.
ďIím really excited to have Manny Robles in my corner. We
mesh really well. Youíre going to see more of that in this
fight. We train hard and itís reflected inside of the ring.Ē
TOM BROWN, President of TGB Promotions
ďWhat a night this is going to be. This is a massive event.
Canelo vs. Charlo, undisputed vs undisputed. With a fight of
this magnitude, we had to deliver a stacked undercard.
ďThese three matchups have everything boxing fans could hope
for or count on for a pay-per-view undercard. Each fighter
here has a chance to catapult themselves to the top of their
division with a win on September 30.
ďAll of these fights have the possibility of being a
flat-out war and could steal the show. These are three
quality, competitive and high-stakes fights.Ē