While a lot of boxing fans will have their eyes on the boxing bout between Terence “Bud” Crawford and Amir Khan, another Welterweight bout carries similar title implications with Danny “Swift” Garcia and Adrian Granados.
Former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and veteran contender Adrian Granados previewed their showdown on an international media conference call before stepping in the ring Saturday, April 20 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Hosted by ring announcer Ray Flores and CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe, Swift and Granados both discussed what the win could mean for the fighters moving forward. While Garcia is looking to get back in to title contention after a recent loss to WBC Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter, Granados feels derailing those tracks and setting his own sights on a championship run is in his future.
With both fighters having recent losses to Porter, it was Porter who felt that Granados gave him a tougher challenge than Garcia. Will those words be motivation enough for Garcia to get the victory and another possible title challenge? Names like Manny Pacquiao and even Porter were discussed as potential opponents following a victory for Garcia. However, Granados is coming off a two-fight win streak and could align himself for a similar fate getting his hand raised this weekend.
Garcia vs. Granados will see former two-division world champion Danny “Swift’’ Garcia battling rugged veteran Adrian Granados in a 12-round welterweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, April 20 20 from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California.
Heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz Jr. takes on Alexander Dimitrenko in a 10-round bout in the co-feature and unbeaten contender Brandon Figueroa battles Venezuela’s Yonfrez Parejo in a 12-round match for the WBA Interim Super Bantamweight title that opens the primetime FOX broadcast that begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.