Dominican junior middleweight contender Carlos Adames (19-1, 15 KOs) is pumped to begin the next chapter of his career, under the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) banner.
Adames was previously promoted by Top Rank, but they recently parted ways.
The once-beaten boxer will return on Saturday night at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, when he faces Alexis Salazar as part of the Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard to the junior welterweight showdown between Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Mario “El Azteca” Barrios.
PBC has all of the major junior middleweight titles under their 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 also other possible PBC opportunities for Adames, with fighters like Julian Williams, Jarrett Hurd, Juan Macias Montiel, Erickson Lubin, Jeison Rosario, Sebastian Fundora and several others.
Adames was able to secure the pay-per-view showcase after Julian Williams suffered an injury and withdrew from his scheduled fight with Brian Mendoza.
“It’s a great opportunity and I’m very thankful to PBC and Showtime for having me in consideration. I want to show what I am worth on Saturday," Adames said.
“Being with PBC makes me feel closer to the belts. Now all I have to do is go in the ring and show what I am capable of to earn those belts as soon as possible.”
Adames is expecting a tough fight. He's motivated to secure a statement making win 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 factor in this fight. I also have every one of the fundamentals needed to bring him into the way I want to fight, and then I am going to come out with my hand raised in the end," Adames said.
“I’m in a great position in my career to get another world title shot. That climb back begins on Saturday. I have everything I need to become world champion."