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Danny Garcia back in action


Danny Garcia back in action

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Danny Garcia back in action

Former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia will face veteran Adrian Granados in a 12-round welterweight bout in the main event presented by Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes on Saturday, April 20 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California that begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) has fought and defeated the most challenging competitors at 140 and 147-pounds spanning two generations with names of Erik Morales, Zab Judah, Kendall Holt, Amir Khan, Lucas Matthysse, Paulie Malignaggi and Lamont Peterson to name a couple. Six of his seven opponents in the welterweight division were former or current world titleholders and 12 of his last 16 opponents overall carried the same trait. In that period was a show in January 2016, when he beat Robert Guerrero to capture the welterweight title in Los Angeles. Boxing out of Philadelphia, Garcia in his last fight lost an exciting and close match to Shawn Porter in their title fight last September.

“I cannot wait to get back in the ring and put on the Danny Garcia show once again,” said Garcia in a press release. “Granados was talking a big game when we first announced the fight and I plan on proving him wrong on April 20. The Southern California fans have always treated me right and I’m excited to give them a great fight.”

Granados (20-6-2, 14 KOs) has made a name for himself by taking on top names in the division, including Shawn Porter and Adrien Broner. Residing in Cicero, Illinois, Granados exploded onto the fight world by shocking then undefeated Amir Imam via a stoppage in 2015. Granados defeated Adalberto Borquez in his last fight in September.

“This is a huge fight for me and definitely one of the most important in my career,” said Granados to the media. “I’m looking to dominate, look impressive and control the fight. I’ve fought in Southern California before and I’m looking to take advantage of the great Mexican crowd. This is Mexico versus Puerto Rico and Chicago vs. Philadelphia. It’s territorial on a lot of levels and you can expect us to leave it all in the ring.”

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