Carlos Adames vs Patrick Teixeira elevated to interim bout!
3KingsBoxing has learned the upcoming November 30th Super Welterweight contest between WBO #1 ranked Carlos Adames (18-0, 14KO) and #2 ranked Patrick Teixeira (30-1, 22KO) has been elevated from an eliminator to a WBO “Interim” championship bout.
The reason for this move is due to the previous champion Jaime Munguia’s decision to move up and campaign in the Middleweight division. He faces Spike O’Sullivan on January 11th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.
Promoter Bob Arum told ESPN he expects the winner of Adames and Teixeira to be named the full champion by the during their convention next week.
Should Adames win, Arum already seems to have his next fight planned. According to the head honcho of Top Rank, his plans for Adames would be to put him in the ring against Australian Tim Tszyu (son of Hall Of Fame boxer Kostya Tszyu) in the Spring of 2020.
The Dominican is best known for his bout against the late Patrick Day on June 28, 2019. This will be his first bout since defeating Day and his fourth of 2019.
For the 28-year-old Teixeira, how good is he? The best opponent on his resume is former world Middleweight title challenger Curtis Stevens who stopped him in two rounds in May 2016. This stoppage came after Stevens was coming off a loss to former WBA middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam.
While he’s won four fights straight since that loss, his level of competition has been underwhelming.
Look for this bout to be a “coming out party” for Adames!
By: Michael Wilson Jr.