Carlos Adames Says He’s Ready To Challenge The Middleweight Championship
By Vince D’Writer: In the main event of the Sebastian Fundora-Carlos Ocampo Showtime Boxing card, WBC middleweight champion Carlos Adames defeated his opponent Juan Macias Montiel at the Dignity Health Arena in Carson, California.
The fans who attended the competition showed their anger towards the boxers when they started booing in the middle of the first round because of the lack of action. The two fighters used the round as a warm-up, but even though it wasn’t much in the opening round, Adames won the round as Montiel couldn’t land a single takedown.
In the second round, Adames set the tempo by using his jab repeatedly. Once he was able to establish distance, the Dominican boxer Adames launched a series of attacks as he landed several shots up and down. Adames right hook started landing right as he won the second round easily.
The start of the third round was a repeat of the second round as Adames used his jab and went inside and couldn’t land any good shots. Adames used a huge right hook to defeat Montiel, then followed it up with eight punches that forced the referee to step in and stop the fight.
After the fight, the Dominican player expressed his satisfaction with his boxing performance. “I knew as soon as I connected on the right hand I knew it was over. It wasn’t much and then I went in for the kill. It was done at that time,” Adames said during the interview.
Juan Macias Montiel (23-6-2, 23 KOs) comes into the Oct. 8 fight as a man trying to work his way back into the title picture. In June 2021 he had the opportunity to face Jermall Charlo, but failed as he lost by unanimous decision. His defeat on Saturday night was the second time he has been stopped by distance. The first time happened as a heavyweight in 2017 when Jaime Munguia knocked out Montiel in the second round.
Since losing to Patrick Teixeira in 2019, Carlos Adames (22-1, 17 KOs) is on a four-fight winning streak, and has positioned himself as a top contender for WBC champion Jermall Charlo, but open to fight other champions. . “I think I’m number one, and let’s hope the big names in the group will have the courage to approach me now.”
The 28-year-old Adames and his trainer Bob Santos both agree that he is ready to take his boxing to the next level. He made a big announcement on Saturday night, and he has a chance to fight Jermall Charlo, but Carlos Adames is ready to enter the ring with WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin or WBO middleweight champion Janibek Alimkhanuly.