Carlos Adames open to fight David Benavidez, if he can't fight Charlo

Bob Santos is one of the most talked about coaches in boxing right now. Leading Hector Luis Garcia, and Alberto Puello to upset wins, as well as being a big part of reviving the career of Carlos Adames, Santos has become a major figure in the sport itself. A well-respected veteran in the sport of boxing, who emerged as one of the best coaches of 2022. 

Now, Santos leads Carlos Adames into battle, as Adames looks to make the first defense of his WBC interim middleweight world title, against former unified junior middleweight champion, Julian Williams, on June 24th at the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, live on Showtime. The WBC middleweight champion, Jermall Charlo, has been inactive for two years but has not been stripped of the title. Santos, who spoke to ProBox TV News exclusively made it clear that if success against Williams they are chasing Charlo - and if they can't land a big name they will chase those names.

Adames, who has resurrected his career since fighting on Premier Boxing Champions has been unbeaten switching weight class from the junior middleweight division to the middleweight division, and fighting for a new promotional entity. Adames' lone loss was in 2019 in his first world title fight against Patrick Teixeira, who upset him. Since then, Adames has defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko and knocked out Juan Macias Montiel, who took Jermall Charlo twelve rounds. Santos believes Adames is one of the special fighters of the generation, and views Williams as a formidable opponent. 

"Adames is a very special fighter," said Santos to ProBox TV News. "I know Julian Williams, very, very well. [Williams] has done some tremendous things in his career think about him [as a] unified champ, has a ton of experience, we are expecting a tough fight."

Santos concluded how he believes this fight will play out, as he sees Adames at a different level than Julian Williams at this time.


"We [have been] preparing very diligently for this fight," furthered Santos to ProBox TV News. "I think Adames is a level above [Julian Williams], we will see how everything plays out. I feel very confident we will be victorious, on June 24th."