Adrian Granados’ team took exception with the news that former four division world champion Adrien Broner’s team is predicting a 4th round knockout win for him this Saturday night on March 18 from the Cintas Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner, 27, didn’t have much to say about the prediction other than believing it to be a possibility.
Broner (32-1, 24 KOs) should probably be distancing himself from knockout predictions, because he’s not at the level where he can predict knockout wins against top level fighters. He was already beaten by a couple of fighters already in the last few years. He can’t be counting be assuming anything with his career.
“It could happen. It could happen in boxing,” said Broner to Fighthype.com about him potentially knocking out Granados in the 4th round. “It could happen. It only takes one shot.”
Granados is going to use that prediction as motivation for him to go out and try and pull an upset on Saturday night in their fight on Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS. Granados has been doing really well with his career in beating Amir Imam, a fighter that would have a very good chance of beating Broner.
Granados has the type of fighting style that gives Broner problems. He doesn’t do well against fighters with a high volume punch attack like Granados. The only thing that Broner has going for him in this fight is the fact that Granados isn’t a big puncher. Granados isn’t a big puncher either, but I think Broner hits a little harder than he does with his slapping shots.
When asked if he’s going to stay at 147 for future fights, Broner said, “I’m taking it one fight at a time.”
It’s kind of sad that Broner won’t come out and admit that he might need to stay at 147 due to him unable to make the 140lb division limit any longer. Broner failed to make the 140lb limit in his last fight against Ashley Theophane. For the Granaods fight, Broner had the weight limit moved from 142 to 147.