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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Boxer Carlos Adames wears David Ortiz jersey after win

Carlos Adames David Ortiz

Boxer Carlos Adames dedicated his fight on Friday night to his beloved countryman, David Ortiz.

Adames beat Patrick Day via unanimous decision during their super welterweight title fight at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. on Friday night. The Dominican fighter wore an Ortiz jersey to the ring and put it on after his victory.

He said in his postfight interview that he was dedicating the win to Ortiz.

Adames said he was friends with Ortiz, that he represents the country with pride, and that they all love Ortiz.

Big Papi was shot while enjoying an evening with friends in the Dominican Republic on June 9. He underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder and part of his large intestine and was later transported to Boston, where he is expected to make a full recovery. Authorities in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they had made an arrest of the alleged mastermind behind the crime.

As for Adames, the 25-year-old boxer is now 18-0 (14 KOs) in his career.

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