Danny Garcia looks as good as ever stopping Granados
Former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided seven round stoppage over Adrian Granados (20-7-2, 14 KOs) Saturday night at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Garcia beat Granados from pillar to post, dropping Granados twice in round two and once in round five. Granados who stayed tough throughout was outgunned and was stopped in the seventh.
“I hope I didn’t scare Manny Pacquiao away. I’d love a rematch with Shawn Porter or Keith Thurman, or a fight with Errol Spence Jr. I’m back!” said Danny Garcia after the bout
Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. (32-1, 21 KOs) stopped Alexander Dimitrenko (41-5, 26 KOs) in five rounds in his PBC debut in the co-feature bout. Ruiz won by knockout, but nothing stood out as though the better fighter, it was just tactical.
Mexican veteran Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (25-7, 21 KOs) knocked out Evert Bravo (24-10-1, 18 KOs) in two rounds. Angulo is looking to campaign for a marquee name such as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, a fighter he was supposed to face prior.
2016 U.S. Olympian lightweight Karlos Balderas (8-0, 7 KOs) of Santa Maria, California scored a fourth-round knockout over Pedro Vicente (6-3, 2 KOs). Balderas dropped his opponent in the second and third round. The bout was stopped by the corner in the fourth.
Fontana, California’s lightweight Raymond Murattala (7-0, 5 KOs) broke down Jose Cen Torres (13-12, 1 KO). Muratalla boxed patiently from the start and went downstairs to the body in round three sending Torres to the canvas three times as referee Ray Corona 2:58.
Super bantamweight Shon Mondragon (2-0, 2 KO’s) picked up a third-round knockout over Hugo Rodriguez (0-4)
Lightweight Nelson Hampton (5-2, 4 KOs) picked up a four-round decision over Naseem Asad (0-5).
Decorated amateur Ricky Lopez (20-4-1, 6 KOs) of Colorado and Joe Perez (14-3-2, 10 KOs) fought to a ten round draw.
Other notables include Roland “Rolly” Romero brutal fourth-round knockout, Bantamweight John Riel Casimero (28-4, 19 KOs) scored a twelfth round KO against Ricardo Espinoza (23-3, 20 KOs) to win the WBO interim bantamweight title, serging junior middleweight contender Jeison Rosario picked up a split decision win over Jorge Cota.