Broner vs. Granados set for February
The always mercurial Adrien Broner will return to the ring in February, as he takes on Adrian Granados at the Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus in Cincinatti, Ohio.
Broner (32-2, 25 KOs) last fought in April of last year, beating Ashley Theophane in an uninspired performance. He has been plagued by legal issues out of the ring, and his next matchup is no easy task.
Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) is a dangerous fighter, and one that will not allow Broner to show up at anything less than his best. Granados put himself on the map in 2015 with his upset victory over top prospect Amir Imam.
Broner says he will not take Granados lightly after seeing his unexpected success in the ring.
“I’m back at home and excited to get back in the ring,” Broner said. “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.”
In 2016 Granados beat Ariel Vasquez in what would be his only fight of the year.
The undercard for Broner vs. Granados is expected to include three title fights: Gary Russell Jr vs Oscar Escandon for the WBC featherweight belt, Jermell Charlo vs Charles Hatley for the WBC junior middleweight belt, and David Avanesyan vs Lamont Peterson for the WBA “world” welterweight title.