Carlos Adames
Carlos Adames

Carlos Adames

RECORD

21 - 1 - 0

KOs

16

Weight 157 lbs (71.36 kg)

Age 28

Home Washington Heights, New York, USA 

Complete Stats

The ultra-talented Carlos Adames is putting the Dominican Republic on the boxing map as he terrorizes the middleweight division in search of a world title shot. Read Bio

Next Fight / Oct 08, 2022


Carlos Adames vs Juan Macias Montiel


Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California

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Dec 2, 2021 / Adames vs Derevyanchenko, Davis vs Cruz, Carlos Adames

Carlos Adames Sees a Light at the End of the Tunnel

The long-time 154-pound contender has set his sights on a middleweight strap but must first get past the dangerous Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a mouthwatering matchup Sunday night on SHOWTIME pay-per-view.

Fights

Carlos Adames Fights

WIN vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko 14-4-0

Dec 05, 2021 STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

Sergiy Derevyanchenko LOSES to Carlos Adames by MD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Alexis Salazar 23-4-0

Jun 26, 2021 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

Carlos Adames WINS against Alexis Salazar by KO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Bryan Medina 14-1-0

Mar 12, 2021 Hotel Catalonia Malecon Center, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Bryan Medina by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Loss vs Patrick Teixeira 30-1-0

Nov 30, 2019 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Carlos Adames LOSES to Patrick Teixeira by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Patrick Day 17-2-1

Jun 28, 2019 Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA

Carlos Adames WINS against Patrick Day by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Frank Galarza 20-3-2

Apr 20, 2019 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Carlos Adames WINS against Frank Galarza by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Juan Ruiz 22-3-0

Jan 18, 2019 Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA

Carlos Adames WINS against Juan Ruiz by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Joshua Conley 16-3-1

Oct 13, 2018 CHI Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Carlos Adames WINS against Joshua Conley by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Alejandro Barrera 27-6-0

May 12, 2018 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Carlos Adames WINS against Alejandro Barrera by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Adrian Perez 7-2-0

Nov 18, 2017 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Adrian Perez by RTD in Round 6 of 0

Win vs Carlos Molina 36-11-2

Jul 26, 2017 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Carlos Molina by UD in Round 11 of 11

Win vs Jean Carlos Prada 31-2-1

Feb 24, 2017 Maunoloa Night Club y Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Jean Carlos Prada by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs John Renteria 13-3-1

Dec 16, 2016 Maunoloa Night Club y Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against John Renteria by KO in Round 1 of 11

Win vs Ivan Alvarez 23-6-0

Sep 16, 2016 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Ivan Alvarez by RTD in Round 4 of 11

Win vs Patrick Lopez 23-6-0

Apr 15, 2016 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Patrick Lopez by TKO in Round 4 of 11

Win vs Kelly Figueroa 8-3-3

Feb 06, 2016 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Kelly Figueroa by RTD in Round 4 of 9

Win vs Deivis Casseres 18-5-0

Nov 19, 2015 Salón la Fiesta, Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Deivis Casseres by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Jose Vidal Soto 26-20-2

Oct 22, 2015 Casa de los Clubes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Jose Vidal Soto by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Rudy Lozano 2-0-1

Oct 07, 2015 BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York, USA

Carlos Adames WINS against Rudy Lozano by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Rasheed Olawale Lawal 1-1-1

Sep 19, 2015 Resorts World Casino, Queens, New York, USA

Carlos Adames WINS against Rasheed Olawale Lawal by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Juan Carlos Santos Guillen 1-5-1

Aug 15, 2015 Multiuso Leo Tavarez, Higuey, Dominican Republic

Carlos Adames WINS against Juan Carlos Santos Guillen by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Jeff Souffrant 1-0-0

Jul 24, 2015 Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Carlos Adames WINS against Jeff Souffrant by UD in Round 4 of 4

Stats

Carlos Adames

  • WINS 21
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 16

Weight 157 lbs (71.36 kg)

Height 5'11" (1.8 m)

Reach 73" (185 cm)

  • Born

    May 07, 1994
  • Age

    28
  • Country

    Dominican Republic
  • Born in

    Comendador
  • Trains in

    Washington Heights, NY
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    103
  • KO Percentage

    72.73%
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Bio

Carlos Adames Bio

Carlos Adames has successfully transitioned from super welterweight to middleweight. The hard-hitting boxer from the Dominican Republic is hot on the trail of a world title as he climbs the 160-pound rankings.

A Career Borne From Sibling Unity

Carlos Adames was the 33rd-born of 35 siblings in Comendador, Dominican Republic, only 12 of whom were girls.

“I came from humble beginnings where not everyone lived in the house at the same time,” said Adames. “There were usually seven of us there at any one time, and everyone had to work hard. But that wasn’t always enough to keep me occupied and out of trouble.”

It is primarily for that reason that a 12-year-old Adames was encouraged by an older brother, Angel Santiago Adames, to enter a boxing gym.

“My brother was a former boxer who never made it because he suffered severely damaged broken hands in a motorcycle accident,” said Adames. “My brother was always looking out for me like a father, and since he could no longer compete in boxing, I became motivated to make it happen for him.”

Adames went 273-7 as an amateur, earning gold medals in the 2012 Pan American Youth Championships, 2012 Dominican Republic Youth National Championships, 2013 Bolivian Games, 2013 World Amateur Championships in Kazakhstan and 2015 Jose Cheo Aponte Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

“I had a very good amateur record,” said Adames, who represented the Dominican Republic in the World Series of Boxing between 2014 and 2015. “I was nicknamed ‘Caballo Bronco’ because I’m considered to be strong and fast like a horse.”

Beginning with a four-round unanimous over previously unbeaten Jeff Souffrant in July 2015, a 21-year-old Adames won his first six professional fights during a span that included three of five stoppages ending in the first round.

That year’s run covered three consecutive first-round knockouts by Adames, with those over  previously unbeaten Rudy Lozano and 48-fight veteran Jose Vidal Soto being separated by 15 days in October. November’s second-round TKO of Colombian Deivis Casseres was against a rival who entered at 18-5 (12 KOs).

In 2016, the switch-hitting Adames stopped all four of rivals in four rounds or less, including a fourth-round TKO of 2000 and 2004 Venezuelan Olympian Patrick Lopez in April, and December’s first-round knockout of Panama’s John Renteria, who entered at 13-3-1 (10 KOs).

Already 10-0 (9 KOs) while competing between 146 ½ and 149 ½ pounds, Adames was more impressive in 2017 with successive victories by second-round TKO over 2004 Venezuelan Olympian Jean Carlos Prada in February, a one-knockdown, near shutout 11-round unanimous decision over former IBF 154-pound champion Carlos Molina in July, and a sixth-round stoppage of hammer-fisted Venezuelan southpaw Adrian Perez in November. 

A southpaw, Prada entered at 31-3-1 (22 KOs), Perez was at 7-2 (5 KOs) coming in, and Molina had won six straight bouts as Adames improved to 13-0 (11 KOs).

“Caballo Bronco” won twice more in 2018, following a 10-round unanimous decision over hard-punching Mexican Alejandro Barrera in May with a second-round TKO of Joshua Conley in October.

“I’m a very talented fighter,” said Adames, who weighed 146 pounds against Molina, 152 ¾ for Prada, and 156 for Perez, improving to 15-0 (12 KOs).  “The Dominican Republic is known for having good baseball players, but I'm trying to make it known that the country has good boxers as well. My responsibility is to always be ready to put on a good show for the fans.”

Surviving a Fall

Adames went 3-1 (2 KOs) in 2019, halting his initial pair of opponents, Juan Ruiz and Frank Galarza, in the third and fourth rounds in January and April, respectively. 

Ruiz entered at 22-3 (13 KOs) but was floored for the 10-county by a right hook to the body. Galarza rose from the canvas following a final-round left hook from Adames, but he slipped to 20-3-2 (12 KOs) after several unanswered blows prompted a referee’s stoppage.

June’s 10-round unanimous decision over Patrick Day dropped the loser to 17-4-1 (6 KOs), as Adames rose to 18-0 (14 KOs) entering November’s clash with Patrick Teixeira for the WBO’s interim 154-pound title. 

Despite landing blows which turned the face of Teixeira (31-1, 22 KOs) into a crimson mask and left  the Brazilian bleeding around both eyes, Adames’ suffered his first loss by unanimous decision (114-113 twice, 116-111).

“That was a tough fight to lose, but I gained experience and learned a lot,” said Adames, who was badly hurt in the seventh round. “But there is no room for mistakes in a big fight, which is why I continue to work so hard in the gym.”

Adames stormed back in 2021 with an impressive pair of stoppages, scoring a two-knockdown, sixth-round TKO of countryman Bryan Medina in March, and a one-knockdown, third-round TKO of Mexican-born Alexis Salazar in June.

Medina entered at 14-1 (10 KOs), and Salazar at 23-3 (9 KOs), but each was stopped for the only time in his career. 

Salazar’s 15-fight winning streak included five knockouts before he faced Adames, who prepared alongside Cuban WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas under legendary trainer Ismael Salas in advance of Ugas’ unanimous decision over eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao in August.

“I learned a lot being around Ugas, who encouraged me and gave me some tips,” said Adames. “And I will only continue to get better with Ismael Salas as my trainer.”

Adames lands right hand on Derevyanchenko

MAKING A STATEMENT

A rejuvenated Adames made his middleweight debut on December 5, 2021. And he did it against the toughest opponent of his career -- and one of the toughest in boxing, period -- middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko. In a SHOWTIME pay-per-view from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Adames simply shined, overcoming a stiff challenge from the former world title challenger to win a 10-round majority decision in their WBC Middleweight World Title Eliminator.
 
One judge scored the middleweight bout even at 95-95, while the other two scored it for Adames by scores of 96-94 and 97-93.
 
“This means a lot for me in my career and this is a big accomplishment winning against a fighter of his caliber,” said Adames.

"This gives me an opportunity to move on. I dominate at both 154 and 160, so wherever they give me the opportunity to fight for a championship is where I’ll go.”