Danny Garcia vs Adrian Granados Preview April 20th
Former world champion Danny Garcia of Philadelphia will be taking on Adrian Granados of Berwyn, Illinois in Carson, California this Saturday, April 20th. The 12-round welterweight bout can be seen live in North America on Fox and Fox Deportes while fans in the UK can catch it on ITV 4. Garcia last fought in September when he lost a unanimous decision to Shawn Porter for the vacant WBC Welterweight Title. Granados stopped Adalberto Borquez in the third round in his last outing in September.
Garcia vs Granados Betting Odds
- Adrian Granados +899
- Danny Garcia -1474
The 30-year-old Garcia is a former WBC and WBA Junior Welterweight Champion who won the vacant WBC Welterweight Title in January of 2016 with a unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero. However he lost that title to Keith Thurman by split decision in March, 2017. He enters this fight with a record of 34-2 and has 20 Kos to his name. He has power in both hands, but it hasn’t really been evident lately since he has just four knockouts in his past 11 bouts since 2013.
After going 107-13 as an amateur, Garcia turned pro in 2007 and has fought 239 rounds. He’s faced some top-quality opposition over the years such as Porter, Thurman, Guerrero, Paulie Malignaggi, Amir Khan, Zab Judah, Mauricio Herrera, Lucas Matthysse, Kendall Holt, Nate Campbell, and Erik Morales twice. Garcia isn’t really a standout boxer, but he’s solid in all areas of the sport with good power, speed, defence, ring generalship and chin, and that’s why he’s been beaten just twice as a pro.
Garcia stands just over 5-feet-8-inches tall and has a reach of 68.5 inches. His current knockout ratio stands at 56 per cent and he doesn’t usually go looking for knockouts as he’s actually quite patient. He’s had some problems in the past with skilled boxers, such as Herrera and Judah and had to work hard against them since he was forced to go after them. He prefers opponents who are right in front of him as he can eventually wear them down with his jab and excellent left hook.
The 29-year-old Granados enters the contest with a mark of 20-6-2 with 14 Kos. He has both the height and reach advantage since he’s 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 74-inch reach for a one-inch height and 5.5-inch reach edge. He turned pro in 2008 and has fought 167 rounds since then. Granados isn’t really a powerful puncher as his knockout ratio currently sits at 48 per cent. He was on a five-fight winning streak until losing a 10-round split decision to Adrien Broner in February, 2017. Granados’ best win was an an eighth-round stoppage over Amir Imam in November of 2015.
He’s also been beaten by 12-round unanimous decision by Shawn Porter in 2017, 10-round majority decision by Felix Diaz in November, 2014 and a 10-round split decision to Brad Solomon in May of 2015. His other two defeats were to Frankie Gomez by an eight-round unanimous decision in August of 2011 and by four-round split decision to Jose Juan Fuentes in November of 2008. Granados’ draws came against former world champion Kermit Cintron over 10 rounds in March of 2013 and an eight-round affair with Lanardo Tyner in 2011.
Granados has an aggressive style which should make this an entertaining contest, especially if he uses his height and reach advantage to put the pressure on Garcia. Granados has had some bad luck when it comes to decisions and he’s also fallen short when stepping up in class. He should be able to give Garcia all he can handle in this fight, but will likely fall just short once again.
Granados hasn’t had much luck when stepping up in class.
Play: Garcia -1474 @ BetOnline.ag
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