Carlos Adames
Carlos Adames

Carlos Adames


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Weight 157 lbs (71.36 kg)

Age 30

Home Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 

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One of the most explosive fighters in the sport, WBC Middleweight World Champion Carlos Adames of the Dominican Republic is out to establish himself as the best fighter in the historic 160-pound division. Read Bio

Last Fight

Win vs Terrell Gausha

Jun 15, 2024 / MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Carlos Adames WINS against Terrell Gausha by UD in Round 12 of 12

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Jun 16, 2024 / Tank vs Martin, Gervonta Davis vs Frank Martin, Gervonta Davis, Frank Martin, David Benavidez, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Gary Antuanne Russell, Alberto Puello, Carlos Adames, Terrell Gausha

Gervonta Davis Is Him, Stops Frank Martin In 8 Rounds

The Face of Boxing makes his case as the world's best fighter, delivering another viral KO Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Adames vs. WilliamsPBC Boxing Video
Jun 24, 2023 / Carlos Adames vs Julian Williams, Carlos Adames, Julian Williams

Carlos Adames vs. Julian Williams: A Must Win in Minneapolis

Expect a war to break out when Carlos Adames and Julian Williams throw down Saturday night on PBC on SHOWTIME.


Carlos Adames Fights

Win vs Terrell Gausha 24-4-1

Jun 15, 2024 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Carlos Adames WINS against Terrell Gausha by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Julian Williams 29-4-1

Jun 24, 2023 The Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carlos Adames WINS against Julian Williams by TKO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Juan Macias Montiel 23-6-2

Oct 08, 2022 Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California

Carlos Adames WINS against Juan Macias Montiel by TKO in Round 3 of 12

WIN vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko 15-5-0

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 Flores 23-4-0

Jun 26, 2021 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

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

Win vs Brahian Jose Medina 14-1-0

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

Carlos Adames WINS against Brahian Jose 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


Carlos Adames

  • WINS 24
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 18

Weight 157 lbs (71.36 kg)

Height 5'11" (1.8 m)

Reach 73" (185 cm)

  • Born

    May 07, 1994
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  • Country

    Dominican Republic
  • Born in

    Elias Pina
  • Trains in

    Las Vegas, NY
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  • Rounds Boxed

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Carlos Adames Bio

One of the most explosive fighters in the sport, WBC Middleweight World Champion Carlos Adames of the Dominican Republic is out to establish himself as the best fighter in the historic 160-pound division.

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


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.”

On Saturday, October 8, 2022, fireworks were on display at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, as Adames delivered an explosive third-round TKO over Juan Macias Montiel. 

After a patient start that saw the southpaw Adames lean on his jab and body work in rounds one and two, Adames came out in round three throwing the big shots that have established him as a contender. Montiel, who had previously gone the distance in challenging WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo, was willing to do his part and throw heavy shots of his own, delighting the excitable crowd.
After a back and forth first minute of the third, Adames took full control of the round with a series of hooks that stunned and wobbled Montiel. Perhaps unwisely, Montiel remained on his feet, which allowed Adames to continue the onslaught that led to a 45 to 9 edge in punches landed in round three. Eventually, the punishment was deemed too much by referee Ray Corona, who officially waived off the bout 2:37 into the round with Montiel on his feet.

“I’m ready for the best of the division, for not just Jermall Charlo, but for all the champions there,” said Adames. “I want to face them and beat them. I’m happy for my country and for the people and the fans who came out to see me. I’m happy for my province in the Dominican Republic. They’re very happy for my victory and for my performance tonight.”

Adames vs. Williams: June 24, 2023 (Courtesy of SHOWTIME Sports)

The Middleweight Bogeyman?

On June 24, 2023, Adames faced former unified champion Julian Williams in a PBC on SHOWTIME headliner from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Adames retained his Interim WBC Middleweight Title with a ninth-round stoppage of the game Williams. 

“I’m so thankful to everyone who came out here and gave me support today and all week,” said Adames. “We gave the fans a great fight and I accomplished my goal, which was walking out of here with the title.”

The early rounds saw good back and forth action, as Adames (23-1, 18 KOs)  appeared to wobble Williams (28-4-1, 16 KOs) in round two, forcing Williams to hold on and survive the rest of the round. After Adames opened up a cut under Williams’ right eye in round three, Williams showed his championship pedigree in rebounding to land several big power shots and control most of the round.

The tide turned again in round four, with Adames landing a series of power shots that again had Williams hurt against the ropes and hoping to hold and keep Adames off him. The fight settled in after the fourth, with both fighters having their moments through the middle frames.

“I really don’t know how he survived the fourth round, but he’s a veteran,” said Adames. “He’s got skills and that’s what got him through that round.”

The Dominican Republic’s Adames broke through once again in round nine, upping his activity again and staggering Williams with a series of power shots. Williams showed his consummate ring IQ and grit by doing everything he could to keep Adames from delivering a decisive blow, however referee Mark Nelson stepped in and called an end to the fight 2:45 into the round.

At the time of the stoppage, Adames led on all three cards by scores 80-72, 78-74 and 77-74.

Adames vs. Gausha: June 15, 2024 (PBC PPV on Prime Video)

Finally, A Champion

After being elevated from interim to full WBC Middleweight World Champion, Adames made the first defense of his strap against veteran Terrell Gausha June 15, 2024, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Adames controlled the action from start to finish to win a 12-round unanimous decision. 

This is very satisfying,” said Adames. “To have defended my title the way I did, with the convincing decision, was what I wanted after a year away.”

Adames’ skills and power dictated the action. Gausha had his moments down the stretch, particularly in the seventh round. A low blow from Adames in the 11th caused a break in action, but he finished strong to win by scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 118-110.   

“The knockout was in the making until I landed that accidental low blow,” said Adames. “That was unfortunate. (Gausha) was able to compose himself and catch his breath after that. He was an uncomfortable, unique opponent to face.

“The best is yet to come! I want to thank all the fans for coming out, and I appreciate your support.”