LAS VEGAS – Erickson Lubin’s lack of offensive effectiveness appeared as if it would cost him on the scorecards Saturday night.

Judges Patricia Morse Jarman (117-111), John McKaie (116-112) and Chris Migliore (115-113) unanimously disagreed. They all somehow scored his 12-round, 154-pound elimination match against Jesus Ramos for Lubin, who landed 53 fewer punches overall than Ramos according to Showtime’s unofficial punch stats.

The crowd booed loudly when ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. revealed Lubin had won in Showtime Pay-Per-View’s co-feature before Canelo Alvarez defended his IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight titles against undisputed junior middleweight champ Jermell Charlo in the 12-round main event. Ramos entered the ring as a 4-1 favorite to beat Lubin.

The 27-year-old Lubin (26-2, 18 KOs), of Orlando, Florida, won a second straight fight since Sebastian Fundora stopped him in their fan-friendly slugfest in April 2022. Lubin blocked many of Ramos' punch attempts, but he wasn't able to connect with many of his own flush punches.

The 22-year-old Ramos, of Casa Grande, Arizona, lost for the first time as a pro (20-1, 16 KOs).

Neither Lubin nor Ramos fought with much urgency during the 11th and 12th rounds, when it seemed clear Lubin needed a knockout to win.

Restless fans booed Lubin and Ramos after the 10th round due to a lack of action in those three minutes.

Lubin landed a right to Ramos’ body as part of a combination with just over 50 seconds to go in the 10th round. Lubin was more aggressive in the ninth round than he had been in previous rounds, which might’ve been enough for him to win it.

Ramos moved Lubin into the ropes several times during the eighth round, but Lubin defended himself effectively and didn’t absorb many flush punches.

Ramos mostly blocked Lubin’s punches in the sixth and seventh rounds, but he didn’t land many effective punches of his own in those two rounds.

Ramos’ right hook landed to the side of Lubin’s head with about 55 seconds to go in the fifth round. Lubin again struggled to land effective punches on Ramos in the fifth round.

Ramos hit Lubin with a left uppercut that connected with approximately 40 seconds on the clock in the fourth round. Lubin didn’t land many clean punches during those three minutes.

An aggressive Ramos kept Lubin on his back foot again throughout the third round. Ramos connected with a left to Lubin’s body about 1:10 into the third round.

Ramos landed a right to Lubin’s body and then a left downstairs, before he split Lubin’s guard with a left uppercut with just over a minute remaining in the second round. Neither Ramos nor Lubin landed meaningful punches during the opening round.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.