Carlos Adames continues to roll!
Following ten exciting rounds, Carlos Adames (18-0, 14 KO’s) won a comfortable unanimous decision over Patrick “All Day” Day (17-2-1, 6 KO’s). The fun super welterweight contest served as the opening bout for the Commey v Beltran telecast on ESPN.
At the outset of the match, the underdog enjoyed great success using his feet to stay out of range and quick hands to frustrate his opponent.
In the first couple rounds, the hard-hitting Dominican did little more than trail behind ‘All Day’ and throw shots that mainly missed the mark. Meanwhile, Day put a snappy jab and consistent body shots to work. The tempo and feel of the fight changed in the third period.
Here, rather than moving effectively, it began to appear that Adames’ power was getting to Day. The game New Yorker simply wanted to keep his distance, rather than actually engage.
‘All Day’ managed to regain his composure in the fourth, and had Adames looking slow and ineffective in the fifth round. Over the course of the second round of the fight, everything started falling into place for Adames.
Not only was he moving much better and landing more frequently, his power punches were now landing with a significant bite. He was causing a great deal of grief with a sharp, tight left hook.
Down the stretch, the two game fighters increasingly fought in toe-to-toe exchanges. Though, it was always Day who used his feet to get out of danger. In those battles however, it was clear that the undefeated Adames was getting the better of the action.
In the final minute of the ninth and tenth round Adames hurt Day. As the ninth was coming to a close, he was able to clip and shake Day. Yet, at the end of the tenth, it appeared that Day just barely made the final bell.
When the score cards were ready, Adames won by the scores of 97-93 twice and 99-91.
By: Bakari Simpson