Carlos Adames

Weightclass: Junior Middleweight

  • 17wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 14kos

AGE:
24
Birthplace:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height:
5'11"
reach:
70"
Managers:
Jorge Luis Herasme
Trainers:
Joel Diaz

Carlos "El Caballo Bronco" Adames

At the age of 24, Carlos is a three-year pro. A rising young contender at 147 pounds, he was an amateur standout at the elite international level before his debut.

In his last fight on January 18 in Verona, New York, he won by third-round knockout against Juan Ruiz.

Fightnews.com’s Bob Caico reported from ringside [excerpts]: Carlos Adames scored a third round knockout over Juan Ruiz.

After two feeling out rounds Adames began the third round targeting the body of Ruiz. A right hand to the mid-section dropped Ruiz to his knees and he could not rise from it.

The knockout was at 1:57 of round three of a scheduled eight. [End Caico item]

In his post-fight interview, Carlos said, “This is the new era of ‘El Caballo Bronco.’ I want to battle against the best. I already want to face a world champion. Anyone who does not want to face me, get out of the way because I’m coming for all the super welterweight world titles.”

In an earlier interview, Carlos said through an interpreter, “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 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.”

Regarding his nickname, he said, “My friends called me Caballo Bronco since I was little because of how powerful I am in the ring.”

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), 31-2-1 at the time in February, 2017.

The most impressive, though, was 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.

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.”…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2015 JOSE CHEO APONTE TOURNAMENT – Caguas, Puerto Rico, 152 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 4-23-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Hector Reyes of Mexico; in the semifinals on 4-24-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Roberto Queiroz of Brazil; in the finals on 4-25-15 he won a 2-1 decision against Joelvis Hernandez of Venezuela…

2015 WORLD SERIES OF BOXING – 141 pounds: on 4-18-15 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he won a 5 round unanimous decision against Gaybatulla Gadzhialiev

2014 CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN GAMES – Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico, 141 pounds: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 11-24-14 he lost a 3-0 decision against Raul Curiel of Mexico…

2014 CENTRAL AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN GAMES 1ST QUALIFIER – Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 141 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 4-4-14 he won a 3-0 decision against Luis Barillas of Guatemala; in the quarterfinals on 4-6-14 he stopped Rashield Williams of Bahamas in the 2nd round; in the semifinals on 4-7-14 he lost a 2-1 decision against Danielito Zorrilla of Puerto Rico…

2014 WORLD SERIES OF BOXING – 141 pounds: on 1-17-14 in Miccosukee, Florida, he won a 3-0 decision against Vyacheslav Kislitsin of Ukraine…on 2-15-14 in Frankfurt, Germany, he lost a 3-0 decision against Artem Harutyunyan of Germany…on 3-1-14 in Castel Morrone, Italy, he won a 2-1 decision against Branimir Stankovic of Serbia…on 4-12-14 in Salem, New Hampshire, he lost a 3-0 decision against Yasnier Toledo Lopez of Cuba…

2013 BOLIVARIAN GAMES – Chiclayo, Peru, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 11-25-13 he won a 3-0 decision against José Roca of Bolivia; in the semifinals on 11-26-13 he won a 3-0 decision against Joelvis Hernandez of Venezuela; in the finals on 11-29-13 he won a 3-0 decision against Jonathan Valarezo of Ecuador…

2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Almaty, Kazakhstan, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 10-15-13 he stopped Chester Sibonela Ndzimandze of Swaziland in the 1st round; in his second fight on 10-18-13 he won a 3-0 decision against José Alday of the United States; in his third fight on 10-21-13 he lost a 3-0 decision against Merey Ashkalov of Kazakhstan…

2013 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Santiago de Chile, Chile, 141 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-29-13 he won a 3-0 decision against Yves Ulysse of Canada; in the quarterfinals on 8-31-13 he won a 3-0 decision against Eduardo Sanchez of Costa Rica; in the semifinals on 9-1-13 he lost a 3-0 decision against Everton Lopes of Brazil…

2013 JUAN EVANGELISTA VENEGAS TOURNAMENT – Salinas, Puerto Rico, 141 pounds/elite division – BRONZE MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 6-4-13 he lost a 2-1 decision against Jose Rafael Lopez of Puerto Rico…

2013 JOSE CHEO APONTE TOURNAMENT – Caguas, Puerto Rico, 141 pounds/elite division – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 5-29-13 he stopped José Roman of Puerto Rico in the 1st round; in the semifinals on 5-31-13 he won by walkover against Damian Giro of Puerto Rico; in the finals on 6-1-13 he won a decision against José Alday of the United States…

2012 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Erevan, Armenia, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 11-29-12 he won a 21-10 decision against Yoghorta Kedadouche of Algeria; in his second fight on 12-1-12 he won a 16-11 decision against Yannick Dehez of France; in his third fight on 12-3-12 he won a 17-7 decision against Natthaphon Phromtai of Thailand; in the quarterfinals on 12-4-12 he lost a 22-15 decision against Lester Martinez of Guatemala…

2012 PAN AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS – Porto Viejo, Ecuador, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 9-12-12 he won a 22-21 decision against Jonathan Soares of Brazil; in the finals on 9-14-12 he won a 15-12 decision against Francisco Vargas of Puerto Rico…

2012 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – La Vega, Dominican Republic, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 8-4-12 he won a 32-6 decision against Hector Manuel Rosa; in the finals on 8-5-12 he stopped Robert Mendez in the 3rd round…

 

STRENGTHS: Has an aggressive style, good skills and movement…physically strong, has good punching power…a good body puncher…can switch stances effectively…had a very strong amateur career…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 16 fights…58 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3.6 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 81 %…

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 11 rounds – 1 (1-0)…10 rounds – 1 (1-0)

fight history

  • 2019

    In his last fight on 1-18-19 in Verona, NY, he won by knockout (3rd round) against Juan Ruiz (21-3): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Oscar Rivas vs. Bryant Jennings main event; Carlos scored a knockdown with a right hand to the body in the 3rd round, and Ruiz was counted out at 1:57…

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  • 2018

    WON VACANT NABF SW TITLE – on 10-13-18 in Omaha, NB, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Joshua Conley (14-2-1): the scheduled 10-rounder was on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez main event; Carlos scored a knockdown with a left hook-right hand to the body combination late in the 1st round; he scored two more knockdowns in the 2nd, the first with a left hook, the second with a series of punches – Conley got up both times but was unsteady after the second knockdown, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:17

    On 5-12-18 in New York, NY, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Alejandro Barrera (29-4): the bout was co-featured with the Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares main event, and it was a good fight; Barrera gave a strong effort and had several rallies, but Carlos consistently landed the harder punches; scored 98-92, 97-93, 96-94…

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  • 2017

    On 11-18-17 in Santo Domingo, DR, he won by TKO (6th round, 3:00) against Adrian Perez (7-2)…

    3RD WBA FEDELATIN W TITLE DEFENSE – on 7-26-17 in Santo Domingo he won an 11 round unanimous decision against former IBF junior middleweight world champion Carlos Molina (28-6-2): Carlos scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and won by scores of 110-98, 110-98, 109-99…

    On 2-24-17 in Santo Domingo he won by TKO (2nd round, 2:10) against left-handed 2004 Venezuelan Olympian Jean Carlos Prada (31-2-1)…

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