Garcia vs. Granados Live Results
Two men will jock for contendership in the highly-talented welterweight division, as former WBC champion Danny Garcia and Adrian Granados square off.
The fight headlines a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Garcia dominated the super lightweight division between 2012 and 2014, defeating Erik Morales for the WBC title before stopping Amir Khan to claim the WBA crown. Garcia made defenses of his belts against Morales, Zab Judah, Lucas Matthysse and Mauricio Herrera before jumping up to 147. Garcia won the WBC welterweight title in January 2016 with a win over Robert Guerrero, but he lost the title to Keith Thurman via a close, split decision in a March 2017 WBA/WBC title unification bout.
Garcia returned with a knockout of Brandon Rios in February 2018 but fell short in a classic fight with Shawn Porter that September with the then-vacant WBC title on the line.
After losses to Adrien Broner and Porter in 2017, Granados fought Javier Fortuna to a No Contest in June 2018. Since then, Granados has scored finishes of Luis Fernando Valdez and Adalberto Borquez.
Welterweight Bout: Danny Garcia vs. Adrian Granados:
Round 1: Left hand by Garcia. Combination thrown by Granados. Garcia lands a left but misses a one-two. Combination by Granados. Granados lands a counter left. Left to the body, followed by a couple of straights from Granados before the two clinch up. Garcia lands one to the body. Garcia throws to the body while Granadosthrows a one-two. Left hand by Granados. Left to the body by Granados, followed by a right. A right uppercut by Granados. Right straight by Garcia, followed by a counter left hook. The two clinch. Granados lands one to the body then ducks an overhand from Garcia. Left to the body by Granados. Garcia throws two lefts. Each man lands a couple of straights before the bell.
Round 2: Left by Granados right at the start. One-two by Granados. Garcia aims low to the body with his hooks, while Granados goes high and the two end in a clinch. Granados lands a few shots to the body but eats a hook. Garcia avoids a small combination. Granados gets Garcia’s back to the ropes but the referee separates them. A counter left hook from Garcia drops Granados! Granados gets back to his feet but Garcia comes forward and rocks Granados again. Garcia throwing several power hooks, trying to land one on the head. Garcia lands another left to Granados’ chin. Another swing and a miss by Garcia. Granados lands one to the body but eats another a chin. A big right from Garcia drops Granados yet again! Granados gets up, gets out of the way of a hook and lands one but the bell rings.
Round 3: Garcia throws a one-two to start and continues to throw heavy hooks and uppercuts. Granados ducks a hook and clinches up, taking Garcia up until the referee steps in. Garcia continues his hook attack, clipping Granados on the chin with a hook. Several shots to the body by Garcia. Garcia throws to the head. A couple of uppercuts to the body by Garcia. Right uppercut to the body by Garcia. Combination by Garcia. Right hand by Garcia. Granados throws a combo to the head. Garcia gets Granados’ back to the ropes, working a jab and throws a flurry. Granados throws a straight that lands on Garcia’s head. Big right by Garcia, who goes on the attack with another fast combination. One-two to the body by Granados.
Round 4: Left hand by Garcia. One-two by Garcia. Garcia throws two to the body and two to the head. A right hand turns Granados’ head back. Garcia continues to tag Granados, sending him into retreat. Granados seems troubled as he’s hit with another hard right. Left hand by Garcia, who comes after Granados with a couple of right hands. Garcia gets Granados’ back to the ropes, and while Granados moves again, Garcia is making sure he can’t escape him. Left to the body by Garcia. A couple of rights from Granados. Combination from Granados, and Garcia misses a big uppercut.
Round 5: Left hand by Garcia. Combo to the head by Garcia. Left straight to the body. Granados’ trainer, in a corner interview, warns he may stop the fight. Garcia lands a combination mix to the head and body that drops Granados for a third time! Granados gets up but the ref warns he has to show something. Garcia lands a left to the head. Another left by Garcia. A combination stuns Granados once again. Granados throws a right. A couple of lefts from Garcia. Granados throws an uppercut, but he’s tagged by another Garcia combination. Granados misses with an off-balance straight. Granados looks depleted as he tries to trade with Garcia before the bell.
Round 6: Garcia on the attack right away with a combination to start the sixth. Small clinch. Granados looks for the body but can’t get anything as he eats a one-two. Garcia works the jab and lands a left uppercut. Combination by Garcia. Shot to the body by Granados. Nothing by Granados’ punches anymore despite his efforts. Big left to the body by Garcia. Small one-two from Granados. Right-left by Garcia. A couple of more combinations from Garcia. One-two from Granados.
Round 7: Granados coming out slow, trying to pick his shots. Combination by Garcia, who’s now electing to go on his back foot. Big hook to the head by Garcia. Four right-hand counter punches by Garcia, who attacks Granados when his back gets to the ropes and that’s it! Referee steps in as Garcia celebrates, going to the corner and yelling “I’m back!” into the TV camera.
Official Result: Danny Garcia def. Adrian Granados via KO (Rd. 7, 1:33)