Tag: Adrian Granados
CHICAGO, November 1, 2012 — A sensational undercard has been announced for “WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING” set for Friday, NOVEMBER 16 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, it was announced today by Round 3 Productions.
“WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING” is headlined by an IBO Light Heavyweight World Title bout between “Chicago’s Polish Prince”, Andrzej Fonfara and world title challenger Tommy Karpency of Adah, Pennsylvania in a twelve round clash. (continue reading…)
Photos by Belle Ayllon
CICERO, Ill., April 14, 2012 – It took all ten rounds to do it, but tonight, Wauchula, Florida’s Edner “The Cherry Bomb” Cherry (132 lbs., 29-6-2, 16 KO’s) overcame the guile and awkward punching of Chicago’s gutsy – and slippery – Juan Carlos Martinez, whose spotty record of 18-13-1 and four knockouts belies a penchant for tackling top flight competition nearly every time out.
Martinez, the local spoiler, receives loud cheers from the crowd (perhaps 1,000 strong, most of whom are working class Mexicans) upon entering the ring, while loud boos overwhelm scattered applause greeting Cherry. Clearly, Martinez is fit, but ordinary-looking and smaller, whereas Cherry’s upper body packs muscles that seem hewn from dark mahogany. (continue reading…)
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Solo Boxeo Tecate
Warriors Boxing/8 Count Productions
Cicero Stadium, Cicero IL
Doors 7pm, First Bell 8pm
Edner Cherry, 132 vs. Juan Carlos Martinez, 132
Lamar Russ, 162 vs. Jose Alonza, 162
Adrian Granados, 139 vs. Ramon Guevara, 139.5
Luis Santiago, 153 vs. Marlon Smith, 151
Dimar Ortuz, 194 vs. Rayshawn Myers, 192.5
Adan Ortiz, 118 vs. Joseph Santos, 119.5
By Juan C. Ayllon
CICERO, Ill. – For boxer Adrian Granados, 22, he can see it as if it happened yesterday: He’s 10 years old, at bat in a little league baseball game. The pitch comes and, swinging the bat with all his might, he hears a loud crack. Moments later, the baseball clears the fence. The crowd cheers. He just hit the ball out of the ballpark for his first time. “It was in an all-star game, too,” he says.
He’s looking to do the same with his boxing career this next year.
Nicknamed “El Tigre”, Granados has amassed a record of 9-2 with five knockouts. An aggressive boxer-slugger, he has won the favor of the locals with his penchant for engaging in frenzied brawls. Granados enthuses, “I just want to continue to be victorious and be undefeated for five fights in a row, and make a jump after that.” (continue reading…)
Adrian Granados, Luis Santiago Ready to Rumble in Separate Bouts in Cicero ‘Solo Boxeo’ Show April 14th
CHICAGO – Two of Chicago’s fastest rising prospects, junior welterweights Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados and Luis “Sito” Santiago are making final preparations this week for their upcoming bouts at SOLO BOXEO TECATE set for Saturday, April 14th at Cicero Stadium.
SOLO BOXEO TECATE, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, is headlined by a sensational ten round lightweight clash featuring former world title challenger Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry and Mexican warrior Juan Carlos “EL Pez” Martinez. (continue reading…)