Former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia(34-2, 20 KOs) and veteran contender Adrian Granados(20-6-2, 11 KOs) previewed their Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes main event showdown at a press conference in Los Angeles Tuesday as they prepare to square off Saturday, April 20 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Garcia returns to the ring after a tough, close decision loss to Shawn Porter last September. There are a lot of big names to fight in the welterweight division, and a win over Granados gives Garcia another opportunity to get one of those big names at 147.
“This is another fight for my legacy,” Garcia said on Tuesday. “There have been a lot of great fights in my career, and this is another important one for me. I know he’s coming to fight, but I’m looking to make this one of my easiest wins.
“He’s a tough and aggressive fighter who likes to throw a lot of punches. He’s hungry, and that’s the type of guy that you have to watch out for. I’ve got to handle my business against Granados before I look to any bigger fights.”
Garcia has been in with some of best in the welterweight division, including close losses to Porter and Keith Thurman, but Granados is a tough night for any fighter, and that will be no different on April 20. Nevertheless, Garcia is prepared to show everybody that he is still one of the top fighters in the world.
“This is a big platform for me to perform on,” Garcia said. “I’m going to show the world why I’m one of the best fighters in the world.
“I plan on winning with style. I’m going to bring a lot of skill, a lot of will, a lot of power and I’m going to entertain my fans. April 20 will be the ‘Danny Garcia Show.’”
The April 20 broadcast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz Jr. taking on Alexander Dimitrenko in a 10-round bout in the co-feature and unbeaten contender Brandon Figueroa battling Venezuela’s Yonfrez Parejo in a 12-round match for the WBA Interim Super Bantamweight title.