Carlos Adames awaits the winner of Munguia against Ballard

ryan hafey

Carlos “El Caballo Bronco” Adames did his part and now he hopes Jaime Munguia will do his.

In November, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said he would order the winner of the Sergiy Derevyenchenko-Carlos Adames showdown to face Jaime Munguia to determine the mandatory challenger to the organization’s champion, Jermall Charlo.

Adames picked up the upset victory Dec. 5 by defeating Derevyenchenko by majority decision in Los Angeles on the Gervonta Davis-Isaac Cruz pay-per-view undercard.

Before the fight, Munguia and his team said they had no problem against the Derevyencho-Adames winner and welcomed the challenge.

Munguia reiterated his willingness to fight Adames last week when he told One Round Mas co-hosts Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales (who is also his trainer) in an interview on their 18th episode that Caballo Bronco was featured on his hit list.

Instead of heading straight for the elimination bout, Munguia left many boxing insiders shaking their heads when it was announced he would face the unannounced and largely unknown D’Mitrius Ballard on February 19.

Adames would like to wish the undefeated Mexican good luck in his next fight and hopes he honors his word and faces him in his next fight.

“I wish Jaime Munguia nothing but the best. I know he is a very good fighter and I believe my style and his style would produce fireworks with Mexico against the Dominican Republic. None of us are making a step back. Any time you get two Latinos in the ring, you know you’re going to get a great fight,” Adames said.

“So Jaime, do what you gotta do against Ballard and then let’s face off for the right to fight for the WBC title. You and your team have already said you’ll fight the winner, so don’t back down now. I am here ready and willing to fight you anytime and anywhere.