Danny Garcia vs Adrian Granados: Danny Garcia will try to breathe life into his sagging career on April 20 when he faces WBC welterweight contender Adrian Granados.
With many families also budgeting in spring vacations and Easter Sunday, is Garcia-Granados the sort of solid bargain alternative that could keep them from sending extra coin the way of Crawford-Khan.
Former two-division champion Danny Garcia knows that all too well and certainly has his sights set on opportunities against the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr., or in big-money rematches against Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter. Garcia also considers himself the division’s top dog from a brand standpoint, at the moment, and has both television and attendance ratings holstered up to share with any who disagree.
Fight fans have long complained about counter programming in boxing. The thinking goes that boxing’s audience has dwindled over the years and growth is best served by more singular spotlights.
It’s an argument that doesn’t make much sense given how many major sports counter program themselves and other sports all year long. Not everyone wants to watch every fight or every style clash of fighters.
The fuel behind Granados’ hard-luck hunger is how often the 29-year-old Chicago native has come up on the wrong side of the decision in close fights. Through six defeats and two draws in 28 pro bouts, one could argue Granados has only been convincingly defeated once, with many of said fights having created disputed (if not controversial) reactions.
Whose only losses have come via razor-thin decision in title bouts against Thurman and Porter, to return to the biggest stage just seven months removed from suffering defeat, he knows an impressive showing on Saturday will be dire when he headlines a Premier Boxing Champions card (Fox, 8 p.m. ET) at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Garcia, 31, certainly expects a hungry challenge when he faces come-forward welterweight Adrian Granados (20-6-2, 14 KOs) at the outdoor arena, formerly known as StubHub Center, that has routinely produced one all-action fight after another over the past decade.
You know what I bring to the table, I always bring fireworks, speed, power, entertainment, blood and guts,” Garcia said. “So I prepare myself for a classic fight. I train hard for 10 weeks straight and I’m ready to go in there and show the world who’s one of the best and why this fight’s a fight to watch.