*BRONER VS GRANADOS PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES*
Former four-division World Champion Adrien Broner( 32-2, 24 KOs)returns to the ring, Saturday February 18th, against hard-hitting Adrian Granados(18-4-2, 12 KO’s). The bout will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing from Cincinnati, Ohio’s Cintas Center at Xavier University.
Televised coverage on SHOWTIME will begin at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m PT, the undercard is promised to be full of action, and will be announced in it’s entirety soon.
“I’m back at home, and excited to get back in the ring,” said Broner. “I’m ready to fight. The boxing game isn’t the same without me. Granados is a solid guy who beat someone that no one thought he would beat. I know him well, and I know there’s no doubt he’ll be ready to fight.” Broner told the crowd that he has rededicated himself to the sport, and that he no longer would like to be called AB ( About Billions), but instead revert back to calling him Adrien ”The Problem” Broner. Broner says he knows that his mentality needs to change, he’s grown, and he’s anxious for his fans to witness this new Broner. Broner is not taking Granados lightly, because he knows he has a style similar to a Maidana, and he’s tough and hungry.
“I’m fully prepared to go to war with Adrien Broner on February 18th in Cincinnati,” said Granados. “I’m very thankful to Tom Brown of TGB promotions, and my manager Andy Zak for helping me get this big opportunity on SHOWTIME. “I’m training hard, and I will come out victorious on fight night.” Don’t let the humbleness fool you, Granados is from the south side of Chicago, so you know he eats, breathes, and lives mental toughness. Granados also recognizes that this won’t be a walk through the park, he will have to dig deep. Granados also thanked Broner for giving him a opportunity as well,, recognizing that Broner took very tough bouts when he didn’t have to, giving you an idea of his grit.
Tickets for the fight, which is promoted by About Billions Promotions, Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB Promotions , are priced at $250|$100|$75|$50|$30 ( not including applicable fees), are on sale now. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
“This is going to be a great fight, and a great step forward for our company,” said Ravone LittleJohn, CEO of About Billions. “Cincinnati appreciates when Adrien fights at home. Boxing provides a thrill that exceeds other professional sports in our area.”
“May weather Promotions is looking forward to co-promoting another event with About Billions, as Adrien Broner looks to put on a big show in his hometown of Cincinnati,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “We’re anticipating a big crowd to support Adrien as he takes on the very tough Adrian Granados, in addition to the exciting undercard bouts that should make this a great night of boxing at the Cintas Center, and live on SHOWTIME.”
“Adrian Granados has demonstrated his skill and his ability to compete in this sport multiple times,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. ” This is proven with his record of huge upsets. I am confident that Feb 18th will be no different. It will be another win, and another big upset.”
At 27 years old, Broner is one of the most accomplished and outspoken young stars in the sport today. After picking up world titles at 130, 135, and 147 pounds, Broner earned a belt in a fourth weight division in Oct 2015 when he defeated Allakhverdiev via a 12th round stoppage in Cincinnati. Broner boasts a 9-1 record in world title fights on his way to picking up belts in four weight divisions. Broner will be fighting for the 15th time in his hometown in a pro career. A pro career that has seen him defeat the likes of Malignaggi, Ponce De Leon, Theophane, John Molina Jr., Antonio Demarco, and Gavin Rees. Broner compiled a 300-19 amateur record under the guidance of trainer Mike Stafford, who continues to train him throughout his pro career.
A tough fighter representing Chicago, Granados enters this fight on a five-bout winning streak, including his impressive stoppage over then unbeaten top contender Amir Imam in November 2015. Most recently, the 27 year old, dominated Ariel Vasquez over eight rounds in July. Granados has picked up wins over previously unbeaten fighter Mark Salser, Antonio Canas, Antton Slaughter, and Imam. Granados’ defeats have all come in close contests and by either split or majority decisions. With a win over Broner, Granados can position himself for his first career world title shot.
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