As Erickson Lubin stood atop the ropes beating his chest, a fairly large population of fans that walked through the doors at the T-Mobile Arena booed him relentlessly.
To at least some of those customers, Lubin didn’t do enough to pick up the victory against Jesus Ramos Jr. this past weekend. Even those who were watching from the comfort of their homes were a bit incredulous. Steve Farhood, Showtime’s unofficial judge, observed every second of every round. By the time the final bell rang, he concluded that Ramos was the clear winner, giving him eight of the 12 rounds.
Lately, Lubin has become public enemy number one. Although he didn’t have much to say initially, he believes he’s been quiet long enough.
“Don’t get caught up in biased commentators and unofficial scorecards,” said Lubin on his social media account. “I know the game well and I’ve shown different dimensions in my arsenal. I can go toe to toe with whoever and could make the night easy with my boxing ability.”
Presently, Lubin feels disrespected. Not due to his somewhat controversial win, but more so because his record isn’t pristine and perfect. In October of 2017, Lubin (26-2, 18 KOs) came up woefully short against Jermell Charlo, losing via first-round stoppage. He would eventually win six straight before losing again. His loss to Sebastian Fundora may have been praised as a Fight of the Year candidate in 2022, but a loss is a loss.
With his record tattered, the newly turned 28-year-old doesn’t understand why fans and media pundits around the world aren’t looking closer. He hasn’t won them all, but Lubin firmly believes that he has several quality victories.
Defending himself perpetually outside of the ring isn't what Lubin is fully interested in. More than anything, from his point of view, his critics are missing the bigger picture.
“Often times they take me for granted but the resume speaks for itself!”