Carlos Adames vs Julian Williams set for 24th June 2023 on Showtime, Paramount+

Carlos Adames vs Julian Williams set for 24th June
Carlos Adames vs Julian Williams set for 24th June

Carlos Adames will face former unified champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams in the 12-round main event live on Showtime on Saturday, June 24 from The Armory in Minneapolis in an event hosted by the Champion. Top boxing opponents presented.

The Showtime Championship Boxing TV broadcast will begin at 9pm. ET/6 p.m. PT. It will feature top middleweight contenders Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and Luis “Cuba” Arias going head-to-head in the 10-round co-main event. World bantamweight champion Fernando “Pumita” Martinez will contest his IBF title against undefeated Filipino Jade Bornea in the televised opening match.

Adames (22-1, 17 KOs) became a force in the middleweight division as he neared his chance to win the 160-pound world title. Adames claimed his biggest career win, defeating leading contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko in December 2021 and then knocking out Juan Macias Montiel in the third round to claim the interim belt last October.

Adames, 29, was born in Comendador, Dominican Republic and now lives in Washington Heights, New York. He’s established himself as a contender with a string of wins against former champions Carlos Molina, Frank Galarza, Joshua Conley and Alejandro Barrera, with the only loss by a narrow decision in a 154-pound title fight. in 2019 before Patrick Teixeira.

“I’ve been training hard for this fight and I’m ready (to face) Julian Williams, who we all know is a tough fighter,” Adames said. “I’ve worked tirelessly to earn my place in the sport and I’m ready to prove that I’m at the top of the middleweight class. I’m grateful for the opportunity to showcase my skills on Showtime, and I’m determined to give a great performance to my fans. On June 24, the Minneapolis Armory will be electrified. I came to win.

Williams of Philadelphia (29-3-1, 16 KOs) became the unified world champion in the 154-pound weight class in May 2019 when he outdid Jarrett Hurd in one of the best fights of the year, won in a close match by unanimous decision. . The 33-year-old gave up the title in his first defense, losing to Jeison Rosario in January 2020, before realizing he was close to a close match against Vladimir Hernandez in October 2021. He recently returned to his winning streak in the most recent November.

dominating Rolando Mansilla at The Armory on his way to a unanimous decision. “The training went well and I was extremely well prepared for this fight,” Williams said. “I’ve just honed and made the most of everything I’ve got.

I haven’t seen much of it yet so I’m preparing for whatever Adames can bring. Winning on June 24 means everything. C is what I strive for. It’s been a bit tough, but I’m looking forward to a tough game in Minneapolis.

27-year-old Lubin (24-2, 17 KOs) will be back in the ring after going head-to-head in one of the best fights of 2022, a match that saw him knock out compatriot Sebastian Fundora on Showtime in September. 4, 2022 Prior to the Fundora game, Lubin had put together an impressive six-match winning streak since losing to 154-pound unified champion Jermell Charlo in 2017, a tournament that included previous wins. Jeison Rosario, Terrell Gausha and Ishe Smith.

A native of Orlando, Florida, Lubin turned pro at the age of 18 in 2013 and became one of the youngest prospects to appear in the development series ShoBox: The Next Generation and shortly thereafter featured by ESPN and Ring voted “Prospect of the Year”. 2016.

“I can’t wait to get back to Showtime,” Lubin said. “Every game is important and I treat them equally. This one makes no difference because I walked in with a chip on my shoulder. I intend to overwhelm Luis Arias so that I can rematch Jermell Charlo and Sebastian Fundora. I wanted to avenge my losses and that started with a great performance on June 24th. It’s Hammer Time on Showtime.

A Milwaukee native currently training in Las Vegas, Arias of Mayweather Promotions (20-3-1, 9 KOs) recently overtook Jimmy Williams in May 2022 on his way to a unanimous decision.

Arias claimed the best win of his career in June 2021, taking the decisive right against former unified champion Jarrett Hurd at Mayweather vs. Undercard Paul Showtime PPV. Arias also faced former champion Daniel Jacobs and drew veteran Gabriel Rosado.

“I’m back on the big stage and this time I’m going to stay here for a long time,” said Arias. “I plan to launch an all-out war as soon as the bell rings. June 24 has a great show, but this war is sure to steal the show. I want to thank Floyd Mayweather and the Mayweather Advertising team for giving me this opportunity. I came to make the most of it. War is coming!”

The undefeated Martinez (15-0.8 KOs) became the first world champion to be promoted by compatriot, former two-division world champion Marcos Maidana, with a stunning victory over Ancajas on Showtime in October. 2 in 2022.

The 31-year-old A-player from Avellaneda, the Argentinian tennis player, rose above this chance, hitting a record 421 punches of power from a total of 427 punches to win a unanimous decision win over Ancajas. They go head to head in October 2022, with Martinez putting on an even more convincing performance to retain his title through unanimous decision.

“This will be my first time fighting in Minneapolis and I hope the fans know that I will be performing for them,” Martinez said. “My goal is not only to win, but to show that I am making progress and I am on my way towards the goal of unifying the titles.”

Fighting out of the city of General Santos in the Philippines, Bornea (18-0, 12 KOs) will fight for the second time in the United States on June 24 after making a decision on Ernesto Delgadillo in the January clash. The 27-year-old has since added three wins, including a pair in 2022 when he beat Mohammed Obbadi in January and Ivan Meneses in August. Professional since October 2014, Bornea is part of a boxer family as his twin brother Jake also competes professionally.

“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity since turning pro,” Bornea said. “I’ve watched Martinez play twice against my countryman Jerwin Ancajas, so I know his style well. On June 24, I’m going to win this title and take it back to the Philippines, where it belongs. I am grateful to all my teammates for this opportunity and I will make the most of it.

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