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Top Rank Signs Carlos Adames to Multi-Year Deal

*LAS VEGAS (February 22, 2018) —* The welterweight division’s best-kept
secret is ready to break out. Unbeaten Dominican welterweight contender *Carlos
‘El Caballo Bronco’ Adames* has agreed to a multi-year promotional
agreement with *Top Rank*, Hall of Fame promoter *Bob Arum* announced today.

At the age of 23, Carlos is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 147
pounds, who was an amateur standout at the elite international level before
his debut, Adames is currently the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedelatin
welterweight champion, and he has scored three successful title defenses.
The International Boxing Federation (IBF) ranks him #13 at welterweight.

“Today is a big day in my professional career. Today I’m taking a big step.
I believe Top Rank is the perfect match for me. They have the track record
and the experience to guide me and help me fulfill my dreams. I want to be
a world champion,” said Adames. “I want to be the best welterweight fighter
in the world and to get there I want to battle against the best fighters
the welterweight division has to offer. I believe in myself, and I know I
have the abilities necessary to beat the best,” added the fighter that was
born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

As a pro, Adames (13-0, 11 KOs) has several impressive wins against
veterans with much more experience, including 2000 and 2004 Venezuelan
Olympian Patrick Lopez (TKO4), who was 23-6 at the time in April 2016, and
2004 Venezuelan Olympian Jean Carlos Prada (TKO2), who was 31-2-1 at the
time in February 2017. But none were more impressive than his near-shutout
11-round unanimous decision win against former IBF junior middleweight
world champion Carlos Molina on July 26, 2017, in Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic.

“Carlos is clearly a 5-Star, Division I recruit and a prospect who is ready
to break out in the talent-filled welterweight division. All of us at Top
Rank along with his manager Jorge Herasme can’t wait to catapult him to the
next level. Carlos’s exciting all gas no brakes style of fighting will
resonate with all boxing fans,” said Top Rank’s Vice president, Carl
Moretti.

Adames, who describes himself as a power puncher who can bang with both
hands, has sparred with some of the biggest names of the junior
welterweight and welterweight division, including *Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford*.

“This is a big step not only for Adames, but this is also a big step for
the Dominican Republic. Adames is one of the best fighters that the country
has given and in his shoulders, he carries the responsibility of showing
how good he is, but also the responsibility of opening the door for other
up and coming prospects from the Dominican Republic. We are very proud and
happy of being part of the Top Rank family,” said Adames’s manager, Jorge
Herasme.

As an amateur, Adames reportedly had 262 amateur fights, with a record of
240-22. He won gold medals in various international amateur tournaments
including the 2015 Jose Cheo Aponte Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico; 2013
Bolivarian Games, 2012 Pan American Youth Championships, and 2012 Dominican
Republic Youth National Championships.

Adames’s first fight under the Top Rank banner will be announced soon.