Super welterweight contender Carlos Adames will face Mexican Alexis Salazar in a 10-round showdown on the SHOWTIME PPV undercard this Saturday, June 26 from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta at an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Adames v Salazar replaces the previously scheduled Julian Williams v Brian Mendoza fight, after Williams was forced to retire with an elbow injury.
The event is led by quadruple world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis as he seeks a title in a third weight class against undefeated WBA Super Lightweight champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios in the main event of a SHOWTIME PPV TV show that starts at 9 a.m. a.m.ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the live event at State Farm Arena, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at https://www.ticketmaster.com.
Hailing from Comendador, Dominican Republic, Adames (19-1, 15 KOs) fights in New York as he seeks a second chance at a world championship. The 27-year-old defeated a host of contenders on his way to a 2019 title shot which he lost by close decision to Patrick Teixeira. Adames beat former champion Carlos Molina and contenders Frank Galarza, Joshua Conley and Alejandro Barrera to earn this one title opportunity.
Salazar, 25 (23-3, 9 KOs), is leading a 15-game winning streak in this game. Most recently, Salazar secured a unanimous decision over Ruben Barajas in their clash in December 2020. Hailing from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and now a fighter in Norwalk, Calif., Salazar will fight in the United States for the sixth time on Saturday night. His previous outing in the United States saw him dominate Abraham Cordero for a unanimous decision in May 2019.
The non-televised undercard will feature Cuban contender Leduan Barthelemy (16-1-1, 8 KOs) meeting undefeated Viktor Slavinsky (12-0-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight bout, l ‘Former title challenger Andres Gutierrez (38-2-1, 25 KOs) in an eight-round super-light pull, unbeaten prospect Dalton Brodie (1-0, 1 KO) competing in a super middleweight duel round four against compatriot Trever Bradshaw (1-0) and Washington, DC-born Stacey Selby (2-0, 2 KOs) entering the ring in a four-round super lightweight fight.