WBO middleweight champion Janibek Alimkhanuly has changed his tune on fighting Carlos "Bronco" Adames. In late 2022, Alimkhanuly tweeted, "Bronco, How are you? I respect you. You are a good boxer. And you know me. We had 50 rounds of good sparring. But you're not a world champion. If you want to fight me you need to get the title from Charlo. He won't fight me. If you have a championship title, I’ll gladly fight you!" Yesterday, Alimkhanuly (or whoever runs the Kazakh's Twitter account) softened his position, "I was surprised when I heard that you wanted to fight me. Although you are not a champion and not popular, you have the courage. I respect it! I will gladly fight with you. And this fight will be easier than sparring! Be ready!"