CINCINNATI -- Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner hosted a press conference in his hometown of Cincinnati Tuesday as he prepares to return home to face hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados on Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University and live on SHOWTIME®. Photos by Mayweather Promotions.
The press conference featured Mayweather Promotions President Floyd Mayweather, who will help promote the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING card that begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by About Billions Promotions and Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB 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.
RAVONE LITTLEJOHN, CEO of About Billions
"This is going to be a great fight for the city of Cincinnati. Adrien is undefeated when he fights in his hometown. We can't wait to do it again.
"It's been a year since Adrien's last fight in Cincinnati and we're excited that the time is now. It's going to be a tough fight. Adrien knows that Granados isn't easy at all.
"We've brought Granados in as a sparring partner before so we know what we're up against. I think this is a perfect matchup for Adrien and the fans to enjoy a great night of action."
LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions
"We know on February 18 that Adrien Broner is going to bring his best. He's one of the top stars in the sport and I know that he's going to put on a great show for his city.
"Adrian Granados has only lost by split or majority decision, no one has ever dominated this man. We know that he's going to be there to make this a competitive fight.
"We're looking forward to working with About Billions on making this a great, sold-out event. This venue is fabulous and we think it will be electric on fight night."
MIKE STAFFORD, Broner's Trainer
"Adrien has been training hard for this fight. This is about winning. Adrien wants to win and he wants to compete. This is a going to be an exciting and explosive fight.
"This is going to be a great fight with a great undercard. It's going to be a fun atmosphere and we hope that everyone comes out and supports us on February 18."
GEORGE HERNANDEZ, Granados' Trainer
"Mike Stafford and I go all the way back to about 1978 at the Olympic training center. We've trained a lot of guys together and I know him very well. I've come here to bring fighters for sparring since Adrien Broner was a little kid.
"Adrien Broner has the big name and every fighter needs a big name so that he can take that step up. It's a business and we'll mean business inside the ring."