Julian Williams

This Saturday night, Julian Williams and Carlos Adames will headline live on Showtime an event from The Armory in Minneapolis. The card takes place under the Premier Boxing Champions banner with Adames’ interim title on the line.

Julian Williams Not Afraid Of Carlos Adames

On Saturday night from The Armory in Minneapolis, Julian Williams will attempt to box the interim WBC middleweight title from Carlos Adames. The two collide live on Showtime in the main event under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

Earlier this week, they shared the stage at a pre-fight press conference to promote the event.

Along with Adames vs. Williams, Luis Arias takes on Erickson Lubin and super flyweight world champion Fernando Martinez defends his IBF title against Jade Bornea.

Julian Williams Working His Way Back To The Top

From 2019-20, Williams held the WBA, IBF and IBO light middleweight titles, climbing the ladder while being regarded as one of the best in the world.

Now, the 33-year-old from Philadelphia is hoping to do it again.

After winning those titles with a decision over Jarrett Hurd in 2019, Williams fell to Jeison Rosario via TKO a year later. He was bested by Vladimir Hernandez in 2021 before bouncing back last November with a win vs. Rolando Mansilla.

“I’ve watched tape on him and he’s not unbeatable. He’s a good fighter, but I’ve seen him down, I’ve seen him tired and I’ve seen him hurt. He’s no boogeyman,” he said. “This fight can definitely rejuvenate my career. I don’t think people fear him yet. He only hit the scene last year. All that about him being avoided is just talk.

“This dude is a bully. I don’t have to go back and forth with him and argue about what we’re gonna do. I’m gonna show up on Saturday night. Believe it.”

That fight took place in Minneapolis from the very same building.

Other than those defeats, the only other person to top Williams was Jermall Charlo, who knocked him out back in 2016 for the IBF light middleweight title.

Adames Comes In Off Four Straight Wins

Since a decision loss to Patrick Teixeira in 2019 for the WBO interim light middleweight title, Adames has been untouchable.

He finished Byan Medina in the sixth and Alexis Salazar in the third before downing Sergiy Derevyanchenko in 2021. This past October, he won the interim title with a third round knockout of Juan Macias Montiel, his 17th career finish.

“I’ve been in the gym training hard with a spectacular team. Williams is bait on a hook ready to get devoured by the big fish. He should know that he’s in a bad spot right now,” he said. “I can feel him shaking. If you’re hesitant, it’s because you don’t know what you’re getting into. I want him to tell us how he really feels.  

“I’m going to have to be steady in the ring and work a lot, especially early. I’m going to be patient, follow my game plan and the win is going to come because of how steady I am in the ring.”

The loss to Teixeira is the only blemish on the resume of the Dominican-born fighter.