In 2015 when Brandon Adams was defeated by John Thompson for the interim NABA super welterweight and vacant World Boxing Organization intercontinental super welterweight titles he decided he needed a break from boxing. The second-round technical knockout was far more than just a loss at Omega Products International in Corona. The was the climactic moment of the most horrible personal experience of his career. Adams was falsely accused of doping by a defeated opponent. That meant being drug tested based on a lie so that he could clear the Boxing Commission. Adams had to lose 12 pounds in two days for the fight. After using sweat creams and sauna suits combined with running, he did make weight. And it was all for nothing as he had no remaining strength for the match against Thompson.
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Texas native and defending champion Jermall Charlo (28-0, 21 knockouts) will face challenger Brandon Adams (21-2, 13 knockouts) on June 29, 2019 for the interim World Boxing Council middleweight championship. This fight will be held at NRG Arena in Houston, Texas and can be seen on SHOWTIME. This matchup is scheduled for 12 rounds.
Brandon Adams has made a remarkable comeback since that loss to Thompson. He spent a couple of years building himself back up to full strength. Since his return to the ring in 2018 he has won all four of his fights.
Adams began his comeback on May 10, 2018 when he faced Tyrone Brunson at the LADC Studios in Los Angeles. Most important of all it was is first fight in the reality TV series known as The Contender. Adams scored a fourth-round knockout to advance to the program’s next round.
Next came a matchup with Ievgen Khytrov that also took place at the LADC Studios. Adams prevailed in a five round unanimous decision which put him in the semifinals of The Contender.
On May 22, 2018 Adams faced Eric Walker at the LADC Studios with the winner going to the final of The Contender. Adams prevailed in a five round majority decision win. Next was the biggest fight of Adams career.
On November 9, 2019 Adams met Shane Mosely Jr for the Contender Series 5 middleweight final championship. Adams scored a unanimous decision win at the Forum in Inglewood, California to claim the title.
However, Adams will be stepping way up in class when he faces Jermall Charlo on June 29 for the interim World Boxing Council world middleweight title. Not only is Charlo the defending champion but he also was a past International Boxing Federation world super welterweight champion. Charlo boasts the experience of having never lost a title belt defense in five fights.
Further, Charlo will be fighting in his own backyard of Houston, Texas, where he was raised, still lives and trains.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity and ready to prove that I belong in the conversation as one of the top fighters in the middleweight division,” said Adams. “This is an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. They must feel that I am beatable, and want to use my name that I built up on The Contender, so now I need to show why I won the Contender and continue my winning ways. Charlo is a solid fighter and he’s a champion for a reason. I look forward to matching skills with him and showcasing my ability.”
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Certainly, Adams deserves respect and praise for his perseverance and resiliency. However, a matchup with Charlo at Houston is a bridge too far.
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