By Manuel Perez: Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) will be looking to win the vacant WBC Silver 147lb strap next month against Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) on November 4 on the undercard of the Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight card will be shown on Showtime Boxing on November 4.
This is meant to be a stay busy fight for the 29-year-old Porter, as he’s rated No.1 by the World Boxing Council and he’s going to be getting a nice paying rematch against WBC welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman in 2018. However, there’s an element of risk involved for Porter, because Granados is still a very good fighter, who has an attacking fighting style that could give him problems. Porter likes to slug it out with his opponents, but sometimes it doesn’t work well for him.
Porter wins most of the time, but he’s been beaten by Kell Brook and Thurman. The guys that Porter tends to do well against are fighters that fight passively and back up against the ropes. Granados, 28, has too much heart and too much boxing skills for him to fight passively against Porter.
“To be fighting in an event where Deontay Wilder competing is excellent,” said Porter. ”I’m excited and I’m looking forward to this opportunity. Granados is a dangerous and opponent who had a very close fight with Adrien Broner. That’s why I’m undergoing a great training camp. I’m sure it will be an exciting match, “ said Porter.
Granados lost his last fight to Adrien “The Problem” Broner by a controversial 10 round split decision on February 18 in Broner’s hometown in Cincinnati, Ohio. Granados outworked Broner throughout the fight, and appeared to do more than enough to rate the win. Some of the boxing fans at ringside booed the decision despite this being a largely pro-Broner card. It was pretty clear that Granados had edone more than enough to have earned the win. Granados hasn’t fought since the loss.
“I`m very excited to be fighting against one of the best welterweights in the world, and with our styles, you`ll see fireworks from the first bell. It`ll be a great opportunity,” said Granados.
This will be Granados’ third fight in a row at welterweight. Granados is rated #14 by the World Boxing Council at 140. It’s unclear if Granados will stay at 147 ir move back down to 140 if he doesn’t get the results that he’s hoping for.
Also on the Wilder-Stiverne card are these fights:
• Dominic Breazeale vs. Eric Molina
• Sergey Lipnets vs. Akhiro Kondo
• Amanda Serrano vs. Marilyn Hernandez
• Sean Monaghan vs. Evert Bravo
• Chris Colbert vs. Titus Williams