Welterweight contender Adrian Granados(20-6-2, 14 KOs) has six losses in 28 pro fights, but those losses don’t tell the complete story. You see, Granados has been in with some fierce opposition over the years and easily could have gotten his hand raised in many of his losses.
Now, Granados will face former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia(34-2, 20 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight bout on April 20 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California(FOX).
Just like in most of his fights, Granados will be the ‘B’ side when he faces Garcia, so he knows he has to win convincingly if he wants to get the victory.
“This is my chance to show the boxing world that I’m elite and get my title shot,” Granados said at his media workout on Thursday. “I’ve always wanted to become a world champion, and I haven’t got my opportunity at 140 where I beat the number-one contender. I’m not afraid to fight anyone, so I’m here to get a big win.
“I think I need a stoppage or a dominating win. It has to be one-sided. I have enough controversial losses that I know that I can’t leave it up to the judges. I’m training hard to dominate the fight.”
In 2017, Granados suffered losses to Adrien Broner and WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter, but according to Granados, those losses have prepared him to beat Garcia.
“My fights against Shawn Porter and Adrien Broner were good preparation for this,” Granados said. “I think against Broner I should have gotten the decision, but I didn’t. Against Porter, I fought the wrong fight and missed the chance I did have. I’ve got a chip on my shoulder from both experiences.”
Ultimately, Granados believes he is the hungrier guy, and he thinks that will be the difference in the fight on April 20.
“I think I have more dog in me than Danny does. He complains a lot and also gets away with a lot. He does what he has to do to win. I’ve never been given anything, and I think I have a lot more to prove than he does.”