Imam, King Gunning For Granados Rematch in Early 2016

 By Reynaldo "Papi Chulo" Sanchez

Last month, junior welterweight contender Amir Imam (18-1, 15KOs) was within touching distance of a world title shot. Some viewed him as one of the more exciting rising stars in the lower weight divisions.

Imam was the mandatory challenger to WBC champion Viktor Postol. The World Boxing Council issued an ordered which allowed Postol to have a voluntary defense before making his mandatory with Imam.

Promoter Don King, who handles Imam, wanted his fighter to stay busy and booked what everyone felt was a safe interim-fight on November 28th against Adrian Granados (17-4-2, 12KOs). The fight took place in Canada and was part of the James DeGale-Lucian Bute undercard.

The stay-busy fight did not go as planned.

Early on, Imam had control of the fight and was hurting Granados with big punches. As the fight continued, Granados kept coming and coming until Imam wore down. The fight was eventually stopped in the eight round. Granados was battering Imam against the ropes and the referee stepped in.

According to Imam's trainer Stacey McKinley, the boxer's promoter is now pursuing a rematch with Granados for early 2016. Imam wants to make things right and he's hoping to get a rematch sooner than later.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pain~Lucy on 12-25-2015

imam took granados lightly? lmao they only gave granados less than three week to train for a fight with imam :lol1: remember imam vs tba?

Comment by Pain~Lucy on 12-25-2015

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;16349740]Who was the user that was on Imam's dingleberry? The one that said he could beat Postol, Lucas, and Crawford.[/QUOTE] I think it was stax or brush

Comment by Corelone on 12-25-2015

Granados is the type of fighter that I look for, but I missed the mark too. He was easy pickings with four losses, and I only remember one guy giving him a chance on BS before the fight. So I…

Comment by eco1 on 12-25-2015

[QUOTE=Beercules;16349629]Postol will pick this dude apart :lol1:[/QUOTE] and it would not even be legal. Postol would kill that dude

Comment by No Tomorrow on 12-25-2015

He [Imam] fought so stupidly in their fight. He was so willing to eat combinations just so he could get off a power shot (or two). Of course that's going to accumulate. But, let's see what happens.

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