At the age of 23, Carlos is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 147 pounds, he was an amateur standout at the elite international level before his debut.
He recently signed a promotional contract with Top Rank.
As a pro, Carlos has impressive wins against veterans with much more experience, including 2000 and 2004 Venezuelan Olympian Patrick Lopez (TKO4), who was 23-6 at the time in April, 2016, and 2004 Venezuelan Olympian Jean Carlos Prada (TKO2), who was 31-2-1 at the time in February, 2017.
But none were more impressive than his near-shutout 11-round unanimous decision win against former IBF junior middleweight world champion Carlos Molina on July 26, 2017, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Boxingscene.com’s Elisinio Castillo reported [excerpts]: Carlos Adames picked up the biggest victory of his career with a dominant performance over Carlos Molina, who offered a good performance, but not good enough to overcome the rising slugger.
The event was staged at Hotel Jaragua in Santo Domingo, with Adames retaining the WBA Fedelatín welterweight title for the third time with scores of 110-98, 109-99 and 110-98. The contest was set for 11 rounds because of the Fedelatin title rules under the World Boxing Association.
Molina looked good in the first round, but Adames started letting those hands go in the second and scored a knockdown with an uppercut, hook combination. He was able to change the tempo of the fight from that point forward to control the contest.
Molina had a very good run in the junior middleweight division with victories over former world champions like Cory Spinks, Kermit Cintron and Ishe Smith, and draws against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Erislandy Lara. Molina was ranked among the best in the division.
Adames will see a significant increase based on this win. [End Castillo item]
Carlos said through an interpreter, “I live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, but I’m training in Palm Springs, California. I had one training camp with Joel Diaz before, but this will be the first full training camp that I’ve had with him as my trainer.
“My manager recommended that I go to train with Joel to see if I liked it. I liked it, and I asked my manager to send me here to train with Joel for this fight.
“There’s a big difference in the training here in California from what I was getting before. I’m getting tougher and better sparring but at the same time, they don’t like to spar with me for long.
“I plan to fight at 147 pounds and make a run in the welterweight division, but eventually maybe I’ll move up to 154.
“I can fight in both the right and left-handed stances – I’m naturally ambidextrous. I usually start a fight right-handed, but during the fight I’ll switch between stances.
“I have an aggressive style, always ready for a war – I’m always looking for a fight and a knockout.
“Anybody that doesn’t know me now, they will know me after May 12th.”
Regarding his nickname, he said, “My friends called me Caballo Bronco since I was little because of how powerful I am in the ring.”
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Carlos said through an interpreter, “I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. There are 35 of us altogether – I have 23 brothers and 12 sisters. All 35 have the same father, but 11 of the 35 are from the same father and mother. My father was a farmer, but he passed away in 2016. I have a younger brother who’s starting to box as an amateur.
“I started boxing when I was 12 years old. I liked to fight in the streets, so my older brother got me into boxing to get me off of the streets.
“I had 280 amateur fights, with 7 losses.
“I’m naturally ambidextrous. I can do everything with both hands. I live with my girlfriend. We’ve been together for eight years, and we have a daughter. She’s five years old.”…