Discussion in 'The Ring' started by Newzz, Jan 10, 2017.
@Newzz u posted this yet?
I haven't even seen this
Good, I'm smoking right now, so this gonna be good stuff to watch
ADRIAN GRANADOS VOWS TO GIVE ADRIEN BRONER "A HELL OF A FIGHT"; MOTIVATED TO INSPIRE BOXING IN CHICAGO
By Press Release | February 07, 2017
Hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados hosted Chicago media at the Garfield Park District Fieldhouse Tuesday as he prepares for his main event showdown with former four-division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati and live on SHOWTIME.
Televised coverage on SHOWTIME begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with unbeaten light heavyweight contender Marcus Browne meeting hard-hitting former title challenger Thomas Williams Jr. in a 10-round showdown and also features WBA Welterweight Champion David Avanesyan battling former two-time world champion Lamont Peterson.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by About Billions Promotions and Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB Promotions and K1 Promotions, are priced at $250, $100, $75, $50 and $30, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Granados has pledged to dedicate the fight to his friend and former training partner Ed Brown, who fell victim to the violence on Chicago's West Side in December 2016.
Here is what Granados, along with his trainer George Hernandez, had to say Tuesday:
"We finally have a huge opportunity. I feel I paid my dues. I know Amir Imam wasn't a fluke. And the robberies on my record were just that - robberies. You get in the ring with Adrian Granados and you're going to get a hell of a fight.
"I wasn't intimated by Broner when we sparred and I'm not intimidated by him now. I know I belong in this fight, at this level.
"It's a tough fight. People are saying I'm going to have to fight like Marcos Maidana. But I'm going to be Adrian Granados and I'm going to win my way.
"With our two styles it's going to be a firefight. It can't be anything but exciting. I have a great team behind me and I can't wait to make everyone proud.
"Ed Brown was the heart of this neighborhood, and now I need to carry on his legacy. This is my opportunity to do something for my career, but also this community. I have to be twice as great, for me and him.
"Winning this fight not only changes my life, but it changes a lot of other lives. Beating Broner would change the sport in Chicago.
"It's very motivating to know that I'm an inspirational figure for people in Chicago. It helps me get through those long days in the gym, when you don't want to get up and train. I know what I'm fighting for and I use it as motivation.
"I started fighting in high school just shadowing my friends when they went to the gym. I asked my mom and dad if I could keep going and luckily they helped me get started and get on this path to where I am."
GEORGE HERNANDEZ, Granados' Trainer
"Broner puts his gloves on the same way we do. This is what we want. We want the big names. Beating Broner can get us to the next level.
"No one is going to give us anything. We need to earn it. We're going to his backyard and we're going to take it from him.
"This is one of the toughest areas to train in. If you can persevere through that you know you can make it in this sport. We could have gone away for camp but we wanted to stay here because it's home. The only way to make this city better is by staying here and leading the charge and showing these kids that we can get away from that norm and bring better attention to this area.
"If Adrian can beat the hell out of this kid in his hometown that will send a message to all the kids in this community. It will let them know that you can succeed and do great things. Every kid that's in here dreams of this opportunity. We're ready and we're not going to let it slip away."
Granados: I've Succeeded in This Role Before, I'll Succeed Again
By Thomas Gerbasi
If Adrian Granados isn’t the most unlucky boxer in the world, he’s certainly ranked in the top ten. For years, he’s been the B-side, the kid on the bad end of bad decisions, and he’s not expecting anything to be different when he faces Adrien Broner in the biggest fight of his career on Feb. 18.
So if there’s a new day dawning for Chicago’s “El Tigre,” it will be after what he hopes is a victorious night in Cincinnati’s Cintas Center.
“I’m still fighting him in his backyard, I gave him all terms and whatever he wanted and what weight he wanted, the location, the date, so it’s the still the continued treatment of Adrian Granados, but I’m not worried about it,” he said. “I’m thinking with an impressive victory on February 18, we’ll definitely start changing things.”
Many boxer of this generation, opting to carefully chart the safest and most lucrative way to a big fight or a world title, wouldn’t even agree to fight a former world champion in his backyard with all the odds stacked against him, let alone as a fighter who has been on the losing end of at least three controversial decisions. But Granados is of the mindset that when the hype is over and the bell rings, he has the fists that will handle the judging.
"Definitely,” he said. “I wanted the opportunity. A lot of people are saying that they got me for cheap for the fight. I told them, ‘Hey man, it’s an opportunity to fight Adrien Broner. I’m not gonna ask for too much money.’”
If you have to spend money to make money in the business world, in the world of boxing business, sometimes you have to take short money to make it to that next tax bracket later on. That’s the way the 27-year-old Granados is thinking, and it’s not a new philosophy. The way he sees it, he’s been fighting the good fight since he was a kid.
“Before I started boxing, I played baseball, basketball, football, and I always had to work my way up,” he said. “I would make the team, but I was a bench player and I always worked my way up to a starter or I worked my way up to being a captain. And in boxing it’s been the same way. I’ve had to catch up to everybody. I started late at 15, and by the time I was fighting in the Nationals, I only had 20-30 fights and I was fighting guys with 150-200 fights. And I was holding my own with everybody. I put my nose to the grindstone and just overwhelmed everybody with my work ethic and I never quit. I definitely have that ‘never die’ attitude.”
It’s led him to 18 wins in 24 fights, but there’s more behind that record. There was the draw with Kermit Cintron in 2013 and losses to unbeatens Felix Diaz and Brad Solomon that had him questioning why he didn’t get the breaks other fighters did. But those questions faded soon enough, and he is 5-0 with three knockouts in his last five bouts, a stretch highlighted by his November 2015 knockout of then-unbeaten Amir Imam. Add in what he has described as positive sparring work with Broner in 2013, and all the elements are there for him to score the upset and bring some good news to a Chicago boxing scene that could use some after the tragic December murder of Granados’ friend and teammate, hot prospect Ed Brown.
“I want to be a success story outside of Chicago,” Granados said. “We’re known for so much negativity that it’s time for us to get known for something positive, like me becoming a world champion.”
Under George Hernandez in Garfield Park, the boxing team is known as The Broke Team, and as Granados points out, “We’re going to continue to keep that Broke Team mindset. We’re staying hungry and we’re helping each other out.”
He goes on to talk about Eddie Ramirez, who upset Ryan Karl last week in Mississippi, and Joshua Greer, another respected prospect from the gym, choosing to take his time in the spotlight to shine it on his team. Next week, he will dedicate his fight to his late friend Brown, and it’s clear that when he calls his squad a family, he means it.
“We’re all pushing each other because we want to be a positive team,” he said. “We’re coming out of the west side of Chicago, where all that’s known there are shootings and killings and drugs.”
Maybe Granados can do his part to give the west side a different look, even as the B-side.
“I’m fine with that,” he said. “I’ve succeeded in this role before, and I plan on succeeding again.”
But what happens when Adrian Granados turns into an A-side?
“If anything, I won’t know how to react,” he laughs. “I’ll probably still have that B-side mentality, but I’m glad with the way I’ve been treated. I mean, I haven’t been happy with it, but I’m glad because it’s made me ready for big fights like this.” - See more at: Granados: I've Succeeded in This Role Before, I'll Succeed Again - Boxing News
Broner: No More Shortcuts; Trying to Reach My Full Potential
By Keith Idec
NEW YORK – If Adrien Broner isn’t as impressive against Adrian Granados as he expects, it won’t be because Broner isn’t properly prepared.
The polarizing Broner insists he is more committed to training than ever following a trying year in which he fought just once, experienced a highly publicized mental health scare, was charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery, and spent 30 days in jail for violating terms of his probation. The former four-division champion anticipates his stronger commitment to lead to a sound defeat of Granados in their 12-round junior welterweight fight February 18 in Cincinnati, Broner’s hometown.
Broner recently discussed multitasking for this 12-round fight, which Showtime will televise from Xavier University’s Cintas Center. In addition to participating in the main event, Broner’s company, About Billions Promotions, is co-promoting this show with Mayweather Promotions.
“I’ve got a lot on my plate, but I’m on a diet this camp,” Broner joked. “I’m doing things different. I’m getting older. I’m wising up. I always trained hard, but it is about being smarter. So, as you said, I do have a lot on my plate, I’ve got a lot on my shoulders. But I’ve been here before. So I’ll be OK.”
At 27, Broner believes he still has time to maximize his potential, despite defeats to Marcos Maidana and Shawn Porter. To do that, he knows he can’t cut corners the way he did when he was younger.
“Just training my ass off and ain’t taking no shortcuts,” Broner said. “When you have the talent that God’s given me, you can do less of things and still win the fight. This time I’m really not taking no shortcuts and I’m trying to reach my fullest potential in the boxing game.”
Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) has fought just twice since he lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) in a June 2015 fight in Las Vegas. By the time he boxes Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs), of Cicero, Illinois, Broner won’t have fought in 10½ months, not since he stopped England’s Ashley Theophane (40-7-1, 11 KOs) in the ninth round April 1 in Washington, D.C.
“I’ve been through some humbling situations over the past year,” Broner said. “Like last year, I fought one time. And that was because a lot of the things that I’ve done. At the end of the day, I just wanna do better for myself, for my kids and for the other kids that’s looking up to me.”
In addition to Broner-Granados, Showtime will televise two other fights February 18.
Showtime’s tripleheader will open with a 10-round bout between junior middleweights Marcus Browne (18-0, 13 KOs), of Staten Island, New York, and Thomas Williams Jr. (20-2, 14 KOs), of Fort Washington, Maryland. Immediately before Broner-Granados, Russia’s David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) will defend his WBA world welterweight title against Washington’s Lamont Peterson (34-3-1, 17 KOs).
@Newzz come get your boy
this is one of the main reasons i can't rock with broner..he plays so many weight games...the last time he did something like this..he took a L against porter
At least he have Granados the heads up N not the day of the weigh in
that is true but still this has been a recurring issue for him since he was at 130..almost 5 years..this shyt gets old
Broner-Granados Now at 147 Pounds, Not Original Weight of 142
By Keith Idec
Adrien Broner said during a conference call Thursday that he won’t have any difficulty making weight for his fight against Adrian Granados.
Later on the call, Granados gave some insight as to why Broner isn’t worried about making weight, which he didn’t do for his last fight against Ashley Theophane. Granados revealed that the fight will be contested at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds, not at a catch weight slightly above the junior welterweight limit of 140.
Their February 18 fight in Cincinnati initially was supposed to be contested at a maximum weight of 142 pounds, but Broner demanded an increase, after the fight was made, to a limit of 147. The weight was changed, according to Granados, because Broner got sick during training camp and would’ve had too much trouble making 142 pounds.
“Yeah, it actually is at 147,” Granados said. “It was 142, but however it’s 147 now. That’s the way it is.”
Granados added that he wasn’t left much of a choice when the weight switch was proposed to him by Broner’s representatives.
“It was kind of a take-it-or-leave-it offer,” Granados said, “so I’m obviously not gonna pass up on this opportunity and I accepted it.”
Granados, of Cicero, Illinois, isn’t sure if he’ll weigh in next week at the 147-pound limit. He has fought at the welterweight limit three times against quality opposition, but is 0-2-1 in those fights against Lanardo Tyner (draw), Kermit Cintron (draw) and Brad Solomon (split-decision loss). The 27-year-old Granados has fought as high as 150 pounds, in a BKB exhibition against Jesus Soto Karass.
“We’ll see where my body tapers off at,” Granados said. “I was hearing – I believe he got sick and that’s what kind of threw off his camp. I mean, I was sick, too, as well. I was still planning on making 142, but he just made it easier on both of us. And I still expect a competitive and even fight, and it’s gonna be a great fight.”
The 12-round bout between Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) and Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) will headline a Showtime tripleheader from Xavier University’s Cintas Center in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati. Broner hasn’t fought since stopping England’s Theophane (40-7-1, 11 KOs) in the ninth round April 1 in Washington, D.C.
The 27-year-old Broner has fought at or around the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds since suffering his first loss, a 12-round unanimous decision to Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) in a welterweight fight three years ago in San Antonio. The highest weight at which Broner has fought since Maidana dropped him twice and beat him was 144 pounds for a fight he also lost to Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) by unanimous decision in June 2015 in Las Vegas.
- See more at: Broner-Granados Now at 147 Pounds, Not Original Weight of 142 - Boxing News
He was sick
Regardless, the fact it was even being held at 142 means it's time to just go to Welterweight period imo....beat up these smaller WWs who recently moved up to 147, and leave the bigger ones alone until you're fully adjusted to 147