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Adrian Granados Reveals Motivation for Fight vs. Broner Feb. 18th

by on Feb.11, 2017, under Boxing News

“I broke down and cried and screamed to coach, ‘I’m going to win this fight. I’m going to win this fight for him.’”
– Adrian Granados

THE REVEAL with Mark Kriegel: Adrian Granados


CHICAGO — Top-rated contender Adrian Granados opens up in an intimate interview with Sports Emmy® Award-Winning writer Mark Kriegel in the latest edition of the reoccurring SHOWTIME Sports® digital series, THE REVEAL with Mark Kriegel.

As Granados prepares to meet former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner Saturday, Feb. 18, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in Cincinnati, Ohio, he talks about his struggles, the loss of his long-time friend Ed Brown and what lies ahead for him on fight night. (continue reading…)

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Chicago’s Adrian Granados and Trainer Talk about Upcoming Showdown vs. Ex-Champ Adrien Broner

by on Feb.10, 2017, under Boxing News

Featured in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Main Event Saturday, February 18 From the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati & Live on SHOWTIME

Photos By Tom Barnes/SHOWTIME



CHICAGO (February 7, 2017) – Hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados hosted Chicago media at the Garfield Park District Fieldhouse Tuesday as he prepares for his main event showdown with former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati and live on SHOWTIME.

Televised coverage on SHOWTIME begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with unbeaten light heavyweight contender Marcus Browne meeting hard-hitting former title challenger Thomas Williams Jr. in a 10-round showdown and also features WBA Welterweight Champion David Avanesyan battling former two-time world champion Lamont Peterson. (continue reading…)

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Premier Boxing Champions’ Stars Host Media Luncheon, Make Predictions on Tonight’s NBC Showdown between Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter

by on Jun.20, 2015, under Boxing News

(Photo Credit: Premier Boxing Champions)

(Photo Credit: Premier Boxing Champions)

LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2015) – Stars of Premier Boxing Champions hosted a media luncheon Saturday afternoon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and offered their thoughts and predictions for tonight’s PBC on NBC main event, which features a battle between former world champions Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs). Televised coverage begins on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

The fighters in attendance were Heavyweight World Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman, former world champion Paulie “The Magic” Man Malignaggi, Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz, rising super welterweight stars Jermell and Jermall Charlo and Middleweight World Champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs, who could not offer a prediction as he is on the announcing team the NBC telecast. (continue reading…)

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Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero Make NBC Boxing a Successful Debut with Scintillating War!

by on Mar.10, 2015, under Boxing News

By Christopher Morgan at ringside


Thurman, at left, lands a crunching right to the head of Robert Guerrero (photo courtesy

Thurman, at left, lands a crunching right to the head of Robert Guerrero (photo courtesy

LAS VEGAS, NV, March, 07, 2015 — The main event of NBC’s inaugural prime time network boxing telecast made the lackluster co-main a distant memory and gave viewers, as well as the sell out crowd, well more than their moneys worth. Keith “One Time” Thurman answered a lot of questions in mostly dominating top welterweight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero over 12 hard fought rounds, winning both the slugging as well as the boxing war, though he had to walk through some fire to accomplish his task.

Robert Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 Kos) of Gilroy, California enters the ring first to Oscar-winning composer Hanz Zimmer’s heroic orchestral theme that he composed for NBC’s boxing series. The crowd, being majority Mexican-American, is definitely behind Robert, loudly cheering their blood and guts champ. Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 Kos) quickly follows, smiling and bouncing his way to the ring to the same orchestral themes.  He also has strong crowd support — with a smattering of boos mixed in. (continue reading…)

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Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero Headline Return of Boxing to Prime Time Network TV This Saturday Night!

by on Mar.06, 2015, under Boxing News

By Christopher Morgan



LAS VEGAS — There was a time when Championship boxing matches were routinely shown on unpaid network television, or so I’ve heard, having been born in the latter stages of the 20th Century. I can’t remember ever seeing one. High priced cable networks and PPV have been the sole domain for fans wishing to see the upper echelon of boxing talent over the last 20 or so odd years and that monopoly is about to receive stiff competition from NBC starting Saturday March 7th at 8:30pm Eastern 5:30pm Pacific. It still remains to be seen if boxing can become a mainstream attraction in the eye’s of the average American sports fan as the landscape has changed dramatically in the last 10 years or so. Mixed Martial Arts or MMA has risen exponentially in popularity and it will take great matchmaking and action packed fights in the ring to win back some of those combat sports fans.

NBC seems to be committed wholeheartedly to making this endeavor a success as they have invested heavily in promotion, hired the highly respected Al Michaels as host, Marv Albert will call the action and none other than Sugar Ray Leonard, himself, is onboard for the color commentary. The inaugural telecast is a stacked triple header featuring three young up and comers in Keith Thurman, Adrien Broner and Abner Mares, along with a pair of battle tested veterans in Robert Guerrero and John Molina Jr. (continue reading…)

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