WBO middleweight champion from Kazakhstan Zhanibek Alimkhanuly (13-0, 8 KOs) has “decided” on his desired opponent – this is the owner of the “temporary” WBC belt Dominican Carlos Adames (22-1, 17 KOs).
Alimkhanuly wrote on social networks: “I was surprised when I found out that you want to fight me. Despite the fact that you are not a world champion and not a popular fighter, you are still brave. And I respect it! Therefore, I will gladly fight with you. And this fight will be easier for me than sparring (previously we sparred together). So get ready!”
I was surprised when I heard that you wanted to fight me. Although you are not a champion and not popular, you have the courage. I respect it! I will gladly fight with you. And this fight will be easier than sparring! Be ready! pic.twitter.com/IYpFYNbSAJ
— Janibek Alimkhanuly (@qazaqstyle) January 31, 2023
Alimkhanuly “slightly” bustles. Adames challenged him a long time ago, but last time the champion turned him down for the same reason – “you don’t have a title.”
The Dominican reacted to Zhanibek’s message – he turned to the WBC to finally clarify his status to everyone, because the full-fledged champion of the organization, American Jermall Charlo, has not entered the ring for 1.5 years. Apparently, he is sick, and seriously – says sidekick Prograis.
“Let’s ask the WBC. So am I a champion or not? Let’s make this fight a reality, ”the Dominican replied.
Ask WBC?? I’m champion or no. Let’s make it possible!! https://t.co/WEWlj7qeGu pic.twitter.com/pqOnsdx5i3
— Carlos Adames (@BroncoAdames) January 31, 2023
It’s a pity, but organizing this fight will be extremely difficult due to the conflict between promoters and TV channels. Alimkhanuly stands for Top Rank Bob Arum on ESPNwhile Adames is boxing in the show off Premier Boxing Champions Al Haymon on FOX/Showtime.
Previously, Jaime Munguia was supposed to fight for the WBO title with Zhanibek. Do you think he gave the go-ahead for this fight? Here is the Mexican answer. And Demetrius Endred also refused to fight Alimkhanuly: “I won’t even trust him with my bag.”