Granados Promises To Humble Benn
Adrian Granados says he will ďhumbleĒ Conor Benn when they
collide for the WBA Continental Welterweight Title at the
top of Fight Camp Week 1 in Brentwood, Essex on Saturday
July 31, live worldwide on DAZN.
'Tigre', a 33-fight veteran who is no stranger to boxing's
biggest platforms, has gone the distance with former
two-time Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter and former
multi-division World Champion Adrien Broner in losing
efforts Ė and the 31-year-old believes he is on another
level to the opponents Benn has faced.
Benn produced dominant performances in his last two outings
against Sebastian Formella and Samuel Vargas Ė leading to
many in the sport labelling him as one of the new stars of
the thriving 147lbs division Ė and Granados says that he
will need to stop the 24-year-old Essex native if he is to
come away with a victory.
ďI want to beat Conor Benn and get closer towards a World
Title shot of my own," said Granados. ďIím not worried about
whatever Conor Benn is saying. Heís saying heís going to
stop me. Heís saying heís going to do this and do that. You
know what? I donít talk, I just show up, and thatís what Iím
going to do.
ďConfidence is good. Thatís what we all have. Iím a
confident fighter. Iím confident in my abilities. I just
donít talk the way he does. Some of the things he said about
me, itís like, Ďalright boy youíre going to find out nowí.
Donít be talking all that mess because youíre going to get
humbled real quick.
ďIím not anybody else you ever fought. Heís making it seem
like heís going to dismantle me, heís going to destroy me.
Itís like bro, you ainít nobody. I didnít even know who he
was until recently. Iíve got respect for the Benn name. I
respect him because heís a Benn. Itís from his dad and what
his dad has done.
ďIím going to have to stop him because Iím fighting
Englandís new golden boy in England. Iíve got to stop him. I
know everyone was impressed with his fight with Samuel
Vargas but he just kind of jumped on Sammy and Sammy wasnít
expecting all that. It was a great win for him, but Iím not
ďI kind of see myself as a loveable loser because I just
canít get a decision. I canít get a win at the big stage. I
give hell to whoever I fight. Have they looked at my losses
and think Iím the right fight to take? My career could look
so much different if the right decisions were made in my
fights. I know that Iím going to show the heart that Iíve
got and the balls that Iíve got.
ďIíve asked questions of much better fighters than Conor
Benn and Iím not coming to the U.K. to make up the numbers.
This is a big opportunity for me against a fighter I know
theyíre hyping to be the next big thing. Theyíve made a
mistake in picking me. This is a big moment for me and Iím
Benn vs. Granados tops a huge night of action as Fight Camp
returns with a bang, WBA Featherweight World Champion Xu Can
(18-2, 3 KOs) puts his Title on the line against
Nottingham's Leigh Wood (24-2, 14 KOs), Tommy McCarthy
(18-2, 9 KOs) and Chris Billam-Smith (12-1, 10 KOs) collide
in a massive showdown for the European, British and
Commonwealth Cruiserweight Titles, former World Title
challenger Avni Yildirim (21-3, 12 KOs) aims to bounce back
from his loss to pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez when he
takes on ĎLittle Leverís Meat Cleaverí Jack Cullen (19-2-1,
9 KOs), Liverpool Super-Welterweight Anthony Fowler (14-1,
11 KOs) promises to build on his huge third-round knockout
win over Jorge Fortea, Manchester Lightweight Campbell
Hatton (2-0) continues his young journey in the pro ranks
against Jakub Laskowski (4-4-1, 2 KOs) and former amateur
star Sandy Ryan makes her highly-anticipated professional
debut at Super-Lightweight against Kirstie Bavington (3-1-2,