Adrian Granados and Andy Ruiz Jr. continued preparing for their respective matches at a media workout in Los Angeles on Thursday. They both will be in action Saturday, April 20 as part of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Granados will face former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia in a 12-round bout that is the main event, while the Ruiz takes on Alexander Dimitrenko in heavyweight action as part of the broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Adrian Granados was quoted by the media at the workout saying the following:
“This is a great style matchup. Danny is a strong puncher and a great counter puncher. I’m going to be right there. I’m going to come with it. I also have a lot of intangibles that people don’t see. I’m not one-dimensional and I have a few tricks up my sleeve.
“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.”
“This is my chance to show the boxing world that I’m elite and get my title shot. 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.”
Veteran contender Adrian Granados and heavyweight contender
Andy Ruiz Jr. participated in a media workout today in LA as they prepare for their @PBConFOX bouts April 20 at @dignityhealthsp. #GarciaGranados
— PBC (@premierboxing) April 5, 2019
Andy Ruiz Jr. was quoted by the media at the workout saying the following:
“We’ve looked at Dimitrenko’s past fights and put together a game plan. We’re going to stick to it and execute. We’re going to attack the body and I think with my speed and combinations I’m going to get him out of there.
“I’m coming back from a layoff but it’s over and right now my goal is to make a statement and let everyone know that I’m back in action. I’m ready to take one of the spots at the top of the division.
“There are a lot of big fights I want, but my mind is totally focused on April 20. I’ve never been this motivated. I’m going to be fighting more often and I’m glad to have the opportunity.
“Fighting for the Mexican fans gives me more motivation now than ever. I want to be the first Mexican heavyweight champion of the world and hopefully this year or next year I will accomplish those dreams.
“I have everything I need now to get to where I want to go. This is just the beginning. The more fights I have, the better I’m going to be looking.