Juan Macias Montiel: Against The Odds

By: Sean Crose He was last seen making quick work of a past his prime James Kirkland late last year. Now that he has the opportunity to shock the world, however, the question becomes what chance does Juan Macias Montiel actually have when he steps before Showtime cameras to face WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo this weekend at the Toyota Center in Houston? The honest answer is: not much of one. Although he’s only 27 years of age, the 22-4-2 Montiel has four losses on his resume. Losses in and of themselves don’t mean anything, of course – just ask Manny Pacquiao – but once they’re coupled with a resume that doesn’t point to a single major win, they start to appear indicative of one’s ability. Still, no one can be written off in the sport of boxing – just ask Buster Douglas. What’s more, Charlo will be essentially fighting at home this weekend. And with a 31-0 record, the 31 year old Texan probably doesn’t feel like he has much to worry about. Again, this is boxing, the sport where all it takes is a single well placed shot. Of course, it’s not so easy to land that kind of shot against someone of Charlo’s caliber. With that in mind, it’s clear that Montiel has power. He also knows how to put his punches together and seems to like to fight. Those things are important. Montiel also knows how to effectively employ range and is good at finishing the show once his man is hurt. What’s more, he uses a straight, some might say nearly stationary, jab to set opponents up with, something which may compensate for his general lack of speed. Lastly, Montiel has been a pro for a while now, and experience never hurts. The problem, of course, is that Charlo can hurt. A lot. He also appears (no one knows for sure until the opening bell rings) to be the far stronger of the two, a potent counterpuncher with a solid defense and a fluidity that’s hard to combat. On top of all that, Charlo is looking for fights against bigger names. Canelo. GGG. Andrade. Charlo appears to be happy to face any or all of the aforementioned fighters. It’s doubtful he’d risk it all by allowing himself to be surprised in front of a hometown crowd. Then again, one never knows. The post Juan Macias Montiel: Against The Odds appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Juan Macias Montiel: Against The Odds

By: Sean Crose

He was last seen making quick work of a past his prime James Kirkland late last year. Now that he has the opportunity to shock the world, however, the question becomes what chance does Juan Macias Montiel actually have when he steps before Showtime cameras to face WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo this weekend at the Toyota Center in Houston? The honest answer is: not much of one. Although he’s only 27 years of age, the 22-4-2 Montiel has four losses on his resume. Losses in and of themselves don’t mean anything, of course – just ask Manny Pacquiao – but once they’re coupled with a resume that doesn’t point to a single major win, they start to appear indicative of one’s ability.

Still, no one can be written off in the sport of boxing – just ask Buster Douglas. What’s more, Charlo will be essentially fighting at home this weekend. And with a 31-0 record, the 31 year old Texan probably doesn’t feel like he has much to worry about. Again, this is boxing, the sport where all it takes is a single well placed shot. Of course, it’s not so easy to land that kind of shot against someone of Charlo’s caliber.

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With that in mind, it’s clear that Montiel has power. He also knows how to put his punches together and seems to like to fight. Those things are important. Montiel also knows how to effectively employ range and is good at finishing the show once his man is hurt. What’s more, he uses a straight, some might say nearly stationary, jab to set opponents up with, something which may compensate for his general lack of speed. Lastly, Montiel has been a pro for a while now, and experience never hurts.

The problem, of course, is that Charlo can hurt. A lot. He also appears (no one knows for sure until the opening bell rings) to be the far stronger of the two, a potent counterpuncher with a solid defense and a fluidity that’s hard to combat. On top of all that, Charlo is looking for fights against bigger names. Canelo. GGG. Andrade. Charlo appears to be happy to face any or all of the aforementioned fighters. It’s doubtful he’d risk it all by allowing himself to be surprised in front of a hometown crowd.

Then again, one never knows.

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Erickson Lubin: “I Want The Best (Jeison) Rosario So I Can Show The World That I’m The Best At 154 Pounds”

By: Hans Themistode Quietly, Erickson Lubin has put together quite the run. After suffering a first-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Jermell Charlo in October of 2017, Lubin has gone on to win five straight. In his most recent contest, the Florida native picked up a close unanimous decision win against fringe contender Terrell Gausha. With each victory, Lubin continues to build his already stellar resume. In an effort to reinforce it yet again, the highly rated 154-pound contender will take on former unified champion Jeison Rosario. The two are slated to be the co-main event to Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios at the State Farm Arena on June 26th. As his fight date creeps closer and closer, Lubin simply can’t wait to add another quality scalp to his already impressive collection. “I’m excited to be facing another ex-world champion,” said Lubin during an interview with FightHype.com. “It’s a good look on my resume. June 26th, expect fireworks.” Rosario, 26, is looking to jump back onto the title scene after losing in blowout fashion to Jermell Charlo in September of last year and losing his 154-pound titles in the process. Rosario would hit the deck on three separate occasions before ultimately getting stopped in the eighth round. Before his untimely demise, Rosario made a name for himself as he stomped into the backyard of former unified champion Julian Williams and stopped him in front of his hometown crowd in five rounds. Ultimately, Lubin is hoping that the same Rosario that showed up against Williams, is the one who’s standing across from him come fight night. “I want the best Rosario. I want the Rosario that upset Jrock (Julian Williams) so I can show the world that I’m the best at 154 pounds.” In terms of respect, Lubin has the utmost for Rosario and what he brings to the table. With that said, he views a win over the former world champion as a formality. If Lubin does in fact pick up the win, he’ll turn his full attention to July 17th. On the date in question, Charlo takes WBO belt holder, Brian Castano. The winner of their showdown will become the first undisputed champion at 154 pounds since Winky Wright in 2004. While he doesn't want to look too far ahead, Lubin has an eye on how things will shake out. “I feel like after this victory right here, we’ll be for sure in line for that title. I know he got a test in front of him in Castano but I want the winner. After I take care of business here, we’ll definitely be in the talks for that.” The post Erickson Lubin: “I Want The Best (Jeison) Rosario So I Can Show The World That I’m The Best At 154 Pounds” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Erickson Lubin: “I Want The Best (Jeison) Rosario So I Can Show The World That I’m The Best At 154 Pounds”

By: Hans Themistode

Quietly, Erickson Lubin has put together quite the run. After suffering a first-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Jermell Charlo in October of 2017, Lubin has gone on to win five straight. In his most recent contest, the Florida native picked up a close unanimous decision win against fringe contender Terrell Gausha.

With each victory, Lubin continues to build his already stellar resume. In an effort to reinforce it yet again, the highly rated 154-pound contender will take on former unified champion Jeison Rosario. The two are slated to be the co-main event to Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios at the State Farm Arena on June 26th.

As his fight date creeps closer and closer, Lubin simply can’t wait to add another quality scalp to his already impressive collection.

“I’m excited to be facing another ex-world champion,” said Lubin during an interview with FightHype.com. “It’s a good look on my resume. June 26th, expect fireworks.”

Rosario, 26, is looking to jump back onto the title scene after losing in blowout fashion to Jermell Charlo in September of last year and losing his 154-pound titles in the process. Rosario would hit the deck on three separate occasions before ultimately getting stopped in the eighth round. Before his untimely demise, Rosario made a name for himself as he stomped into the backyard of former unified champion Julian Williams and stopped him in front of his hometown crowd in five rounds.

Ultimately, Lubin is hoping that the same Rosario that showed up against Williams, is the one who’s standing across from him come fight night.

“I want the best Rosario. I want the Rosario that upset Jrock (Julian Williams) so I can show the world that I’m the best at 154 pounds.”

In terms of respect, Lubin has the utmost for Rosario and what he brings to the table. With that said, he views a win over the former world champion as a formality. If Lubin does in fact pick up the win, he’ll turn his full attention to July 17th. On the date in question, Charlo takes WBO belt holder, Brian Castano. The winner of their showdown will become the first undisputed champion at 154 pounds since Winky Wright in 2004.

While he doesn't want to look too far ahead, Lubin has an eye on how things will shake out.

“I feel like after this victory right here, we’ll be for sure in line for that title. I know he got a test in front of him in Castano but I want the winner. After I take care of business here, we’ll definitely be in the talks for that.”

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