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March 4, 2021 – Former world title-challenger and winner of The Contender, Brandon Adams (22-3, 14 KOs) weighed 153.8 pounds for his 10-round junior middleweight fight as he takes on undefeated Sehii Bohachuk (18-0, 18 KOs) in the main event of a Ring City USA boxing card at the Felix Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
The fight, which is for the WBC Continental Americas and WBO NABO titles, will headline a card that will be seen live on NBC Sports Network at 9 PM ET.
Adams, of Watts, California, is promoted by Banner Promotions and The Tournament of Contenders, will be making his first start since stopping Sonny Duversonne (11-2-2) in the 2nd round on December 3rd, in a fight that was also part of a Ring City USA event.
Adams also has victories over Daniel Edouard (23-4-2); Raymond Gatica (14-2); Alex Perez (18-1); Vito Gasparyan (15-3-5); Tyrone Brunson (26-6-2); Ievgen Khytrov (17-1; Eric Walker (17-1) and Shane Mosley Jr (13-2).
Bohachuk of Los Angeles by was of Ukraine, also checked in at 154.3 lbs. has a perfect record of 18-0 with 18 knockouts, which includes stoppage victories over Kevin Ottley (5-1-1); Cleotis Pendarvis (21-4-2); Fernando Marin (16-3-3) and Alexandro Davila (21-1-2).
On his nickname: “I got my nickname ‘Cannon’ from the video game Fight Night Champions. I used to always create my character and every time I created my character; I would try to find a nickname that went with my name. One time I was playing, and I saw a cannon on the trunks, and it all went. Brandon ‘The Cannon.’ This was before I was even fighting.”
On his preparation: “I’ve been ready since December 3. Everyday that passes I am able to tame that inner beast and control myself a lot more. I feel that I am willing and able to get in the ring with anyone and this time around it’s Serhii Bohachuk. I believe that I have everything that I need to go into this fight and pull out a victory.”
On Bohachuk’s record: “For me, when I think of his record, it’s very impressive. If I was so worried about records, I wouldn’t have taken the fight with Jermall Charlo in his backyard. This was different, getting called out. I’ve never been called out before. Now we are living through it and it’s playing out. I am excited to fight. I am dialed in.”
On his nickname: “When I started professional boxing, I started at 147 pounds. I have always been very skinny so I called myself ‘Flaco.’ I am a good boxer so it doesn’t matter if I am skinny.”
On getting COVID-19: “I am feeling very good. I am feeling fresh. I got Coronavirus before the last fight. At the beginning I was really, really upset. But then I gathered my thoughts together and rested. It’s all for the best so now I am ready. I rested a couple of weeks and now I am feeling fresh and hungry. I want to work, work, work and win this fight.
On Brandon’s last opponent: “(Sonny) Duversonne was not a hard opponent. Brandon does not have hard opponents. I knew it would only go a few rounds.”
On extending his knockout streak: “I don’t look for knockouts. I am boxing. I do my job. I will do 10 rounds, 12 rounds, knockout. It’s OK. Brandon Adams is a good boxer. I watched his fights. This is not an easy fight for me.”
On being from the Ukraine: “Ukraine has a lot of good professionals – Lomachenko, Usyk. I have a different style of boxing, but I have the same mentality.”
The Story of Brandon Adams with Curran Bhatia.