Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Granados: Broner Overtrained for Garcia, Just Tried to Survive

By Keith Idec

When the Mikey Garcia-Adrien Broner fight was announced, Adrian Granados thought Broner would beat Garcia.

Granados changed his mind the day before they fought.

“I picked Broner to beat Mikey Garcia, but then when I saw the way he looked at the weigh-in, I picked Mikey right there,” Granados told BoxingScene.com. “And then I was like, ‘Now I kind of see why he didn’t wanna fight me at the original weight [of 142 pounds],’ because he looked really drained at 140 and it looked like he overtrained because he weighed in at 138.”

garcia-broner-fight (27)

Garcia, the WBC lightweight champion, moved up from 135 pounds to 140 to battle Broner on July 29 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The Oxnard, California, native won a unanimous decision pretty easily at least in part because Broner didn’t let his hands go and was very cautious, particularly during the first half of their 12-round fight.

All three judges – Eric Marlinski (117-111), Don Ackerman (116-112) and Steve Weisfeld (116-112) – gave Garcia credit for a convincing victory over Broner. Five months earlier, Broner beat Granados by split decision in a 10-round, 147-pound bout that seemingly could’ve gone either way. 

“He looked a lot better with me,” said Granados, who lost to Broner on February 18 in Cincinnati, Broner’s hometown. “He was a lot more energetic and he showed more sharp movements, where with Mikey he was just boxing and moving, and more just surviving.

“With me, he was picking his shots to throw punches. With Mikey, he wasn’t really throwing any punches. That’s why I tried to call out Mikey on Twitter, because I know my fight with Mikey would be better.”

Granados, of Cicero, Illinois, settled for a fight against another boxer that beat Broner. He’ll face former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York.

Their 10-round welterweight bout will be part of Showtime’s tripleheader from Barclays Center (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

In the main event, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will defend his title in a rematch with former champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas. In the opener of the telecast, Kazakhstan’s Sergey Lipinets (12-0, 10 KOs) and Japan’s Akihiro Kondo (29-6-1, 16 KOs) will meet in a 12-round fight for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title.

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 Tha Kid on 11-02-2017

Tell Granados to fight Regis "Rougarou" Prograis and he will get his head torn completely off his head. Him or anybody else at 140. :boxing::killyou:

Comment by AdonisCreed on 11-01-2017

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18177619]Hes soo much better when he fights with headgear on. As soon as he takes it off he's scared to engage. Only problem is you cant have headgear on in pro fights lol.[/QUOTE] Whoooooaaaa lol that's funny, sad and true…

Comment by H.B.Viper on 11-01-2017

Knew he left it all in the gym. When did you ever see AB make weight that early before a fight. Looked every thin, & dried out.

Comment by H.B.Viper on 11-01-2017

I knew it. Todd anyone who would listen. AB left everything in the gym. When did he EVER make weight that early? He looked too thin, too dry that night.

Comment by NearHypnos on 11-01-2017

"He looked better against me" lmao. Thats because you couldnt do anything about it. What a weird guy.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Photos: Jesse Hart, Shakur Stevenson, Jason Sosa, Cornflake Win Fury: Wilder Called, I Answered - Not Like Sh*thouse Joshua! Photos: Jennings Dropped, Comes Back To Stop Dimitrenko Deontay Wilder: I Promise - Fury Will Be a Knockout Victim! Photos: Tyson Fury Boxes Past Pianeta, Secures Deontay Wilder Photos: Carl Frampton Stops Jackson, Looks To Warrington Shot Photos: Cristofer Rosales Takes Out Paddy Barnes With KO Frampton: Warrington Fight is Easiest To Make - Let's Do It Atchariya Claims Decision, Chanoi Scores KO in Bangkok Fury: Wilder Congratulated Me, Said it Was Great Performance Subriel Matias Crushes Breidis Prescott, Jantony Ortiz is KO'd Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta - CompuBox Punch Stats Haye Cautions Fury That Wilder Has 'Real Dynamite' in Hands Bryant Jennings: I Made Adjustments, Got The Job Done Jason Sosa Drops Reynaldo Blanco Twice, Wins Decision Carlos Ocampo Bounces Back, Knocks Rojas Out in Three Mykal Fox Beats DeMarcus Corley, Nicholson KO's Rodriguez Bryant Jennings Gets Off The Floor To Stop Dimitrenko in Nine Bryant Jennings vs. Dimitrenko - Live BoxingScene Scorecard Jesse Hart Drops Gavronski Twice, Stops Him In Third Round Video: Tyson Fury Promises To Spark Deontay Wilder in Vegas Video: Saunders Talks Wilder Incident, Fury Crashes Interview Shakur Stevenson Boxes Past Carlos Ruiz To Win Decision Paddy Barnes Taken To Hospital After Knockout Defeat Jennings-Dimitrenko Undercard Results From Atlantic City Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, Robinson Castellanos Ready To Fight Carl Frampton vs. Josh Warrington Set Up For Year-End Clash Photos: Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury - Go Face To Face in Belfast Carl Frampton Breaks Down, Stops Luke Jackson in Nine Tyson Fury to Deontay Wilder: I'm Knocking You the F*** Out! Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Tyson Fury Outboxes Francesco Pianeta, Eyes Wilder Next Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Cristofer Rosales Blasts Out Paddy Barnes in Four Rounds Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder: The Best Alternative Carlos Cuadras Begins The Long Road Back in Los Mochis Tyson Fury, Frampton Doubleheader - LIVE Results From Belfast Saunders: Wilder Tried To Be a Bully, I Beat Him Up With Chicken Ismael Barroso Gears Up For Batyr Akhmedov Showdown Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington Is a 'Huge Fight' In the UK
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement