Carlos Adames: Being with PBC makes me feel closer to the belts

Dominican junior middleweight contender Carlos Adames (19-1, 15 KOs) is motivated to start the next chapter of his career, under the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) banner.

Adames was previously promoted by Top Rank, but they recently broke up.

The once-beaten boxer will return to Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on Saturday night, when he takes on Alexis Salazar as part of the Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard in the junior clash between Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Mario ” El Azteca ”Barrios.

PBC has all major junior middleweight titles under its banner – with Jermell Charlo holding the WBA, IBF, WBC titles, Brian Castano holding the WBO title and Erislandy Lara having the WBA “regular” and IBO titles.

Charlo and Castano will collide next month in a high-stakes unification.

There are other possible PBC opportunities for Adames as well, with fighters like Julian Williams, Jarrett Hurd, Juan Macias Montiel, Erickson Lubin, Jeison Rosario, Sebastian Fundora and several more.

Adames was able to secure the a la carte showcase after Julian Williams sustained an injury and pulled out of his scheduled bout with Brian Mendoza.

“This is a great opportunity and I am very grateful to PBC and Showtime for considering me. I want to show what I’m worth on Saturday, ”said Adames.

“Being with PBC makes me feel closer to the belts. Now all I have to do is get in the ring and show what I’m capable of to win these belts ASAP.

Adames expects a tough fight. He’s motivated to get a winning statement to open the door for an even bigger fight in the fall.

“My opponent is a very talented fighter, but I have more experience, which will play a part in this fight. I also have all the fundamentals to get it into the way I want to fight, and then I’m going to come out with my hand raised at the end, ”said Adames.

“I’m in a great position in my career to get another world title. This ascent begins on Saturday. I have everything I need to be a world champion. “