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Broner-Granados Card Moved To February 18

By Keith Idec

Adrien Broner’s next fight has been moved from February 11 to February 18.

Broner announced the new date Monday night in a post to the Instagram account registered to his company, About Billions Promotions.

Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) was supposed to fight Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) on February 11, but the show was moved back a week presumably so the card can be held at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Broner’s hometown.

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The East Coast Hockey League’s Cincinnati Cyclones, a minor-league affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers, have a home game scheduled for the night of February 11, against the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Komets. The venue was available for February 18.

Showtime still is expected to televise a show that features the Broner-Granados fight in the main event.

The February 18 card also is expected to include scheduled 12-rounders between WBC world featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Maryland, and Colombia’s Oscar Escandon (25-2, 17 KOs), and WBC world super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KOs), of Houston, and Dallas’ Charles Hatley (26-1-1, 18 KOs).

The 27-year-old Broner, a former four-division champion, has headlined four cards at U.S. Bank Arena since November 2011. He hasn’t fought since he stopped England’s Ashley Theophane (40-7-1, 11 KOs) in the ninth round of their April 1 fight in Washington, D.C.

Broner forfeited the WBA world super lightweight title the day before he defeated Theophane at D.C. Armory because Broner weighed in half-a-pound over the 140-pound limit for that championship match.

Granados, also 27, wants to pull off another upset. The Cicero, Illinois, resident stopped then-unbeaten Amir Imam (19-1, 16 KOs), of Albany, New York, in the ninth round of their November 2015 fight in Quebec City, Canada.

Granados has fought just once since he upset the hard-hitting Imam. He won a stay-busy bout July 16, when he defeated Nicaragua’s Ariel Vasquez (12-16-2, 8 KOs, 1 NC) by unanimous decision in an eight-rounder in Phoenix.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 01-02-2017

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;17310376]Hatley is a Don King fighter.[/QUOTE] I stand corrected, feel for a young guy being out of the ring that long.

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 12-27-2016

[QUOTE=Kigali;17311662]Stop it......[/QUOTE] I do my name used to be war broner at one time, if you havent noticed I change my name into war ______ fighters I like.

Comment by Kigali on 12-27-2016

[QUOTE=!WAR MIKEY!;17311659][B]I like both dudes[/B] but I will be rolling with granados, if granados can take broners power (which I suspect he can) its game over for broner.[/QUOTE] Stop it......

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 12-27-2016

I like both dudes but I will be rolling with granados, if granados can take broners power (which I suspect he can) its game over for broner.

Comment by HandsofIron on 12-27-2016

[QUOTE=uniquehump;17311364]Because Broner is not that good at 147. In his mind, he can beat anyone at 147, but his best weight will be at 140. He was good at 135 also, but of course, he can't get down to 135.…

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