Carlos Adames dismisses Munguia’s claim: Who said I’m not ready to fight on February 19?

Carlos Adames (21-1) is shaking his head at Jaime Munguia’s recent comments (38-0).

The Tijuana, Mexico native is scheduled to face D’Mitrius Ballard on February 19 in his hometown in a DAZN streamed main event.

In a recent post by Jake Donovan, Munguia explained why he’s up against Ballard instead of Adames in a knockout to ensure the winner gets a home spot. WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo.

“Carlos Adames fought in December. We had February 19th,” Munguia explained why he faced Ballard instead of Adames. “Carlos wasn’t ready to fight anytime soon so we went ahead and rescheduled the fight with Ballard.”

When Munguia’s comments were relayed to Adames, the Dominicans were all the more frustrated.

“Why did he say I wasn’t ready? His team never contacted my team. Now I’m ready. I can fight him tomorrow. The only reason I’ll wait until tomorrow is so we can weigh in today,” Adames said.

“I don’t know what Munguia’s people are saying to him. Maybe they don’t trust him as much as he does. Before I played against (Sergiy) Derevyanchenko, they kept saying they would fight the winner and talking like Dervenchenko would definitely win. Now that I’ve won, I don’t hear his name mentioned anymore.”

Adames upset Dervenchenko on December 5 with a majority decision on Gervonta Davis-Isaac Cruz’s pay-per-view card. He has now won three games in a row since suffering his only professional defeat.

“My goal is to be a world champion. I’m sure Munguia wants to be the champion again. So why doesn’t he fight me when he knows the winner will take the next title? ‘ said Adams.

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