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Adrian Granados Returns to Action December 17th

by on Dec.07, 2010, under Boxing News

“EL Tigre” Roars at ‘Windy City Fight Night 14′

Photo courtesy of 8 Count Productions

Photo courtesy of 8 Count Productions

CHICAGO, IL, December 7, 2010 — Sensational junior welterweight prospect Adrian ‘EL TIGRE’ Granados returns to battle on Friday, December 17th as the featured undercard bout at the action packed WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 14 professional boxing event at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion

The undefeated Granados will face off against Milwaukee’s Justin Danforth in a scheduled six round bout. Having built a very large fan base in his first four professional bouts, all fought in Chicago, Granados looks to be a star on the rise.

WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 14 is presented by 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING along with Chicago Fight Club Promotions LLC.

Speaking after a spirited sparring session in Chicago , the 21 year old Granados discussed his upcoming bout, his fourth this year, all at the UIC Pavilion.

“It feels great to be fighting back at the UIC Pavilion, I love fighting in front of the hometown crowd,” said an enthusiastic Granados.

Of his first six round bout, Granados, sporting a record of 4-0-0 with two knockouts stated, ‘I’ve had two five rounders go the distance in my last two bouts so I’m ready. My preparation has been very solid; I treat every fight as if it’s my most important.”

Among his greatest experiences over the last couple of years was the time spent in Mexico City training with legendary boxing brothers Juan Manuel and Rafael Marquez.

“I was with them off and on in 2008 and I learned a great deal, it was like going to a boxing school, I learned so much every day.”

Discussing his future, Granados said, “I’d like to stay busy, maybe fight five times next year, keep learning, keep adapting to different styles. My goal is to be the best and not worry about the others.”

The more experienced veteran Danforth will be fighting in the Chicagoland area for the seventh time. 

In the main event at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 14,  fighting for the IBO International Middleweight Title, longtime Chicago fan favorite Angel ‘TORO’ Hernandez, 30-8-0 (17KO’s) will face off against rugged Ghanaian veteran Osumanu Adama, 17-2-0 (13KO’s) in a twelve round bout.

The co-main will feature a ten round welterweight showdown between Chicago’s ‘KING’ David Estrada, 24-6-0 (15KO’s) and heavy handed Colombian Franklin Gonzalez, 13-6-0 (9KO’s).

Other local fan favorites featured on the card in separate bouts include heavy handed cruiserweight contender Carl ‘IRON FIST’ Davis, 14-3-0 (11KO’s), junior welterweight newcomer Antonio Canas, 4-0-0, (2KO’s), junior middleweight prospect Donatas Bondoravas, 10-1-1 (3KO’s), junior lightweight prospect Evgeny Gradovich, 6-0-0 (5KO’s) and middleweight prospect Lamar Russ, 5-0-0 (5KO’s).

Starting at $31, tickets can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster ( the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions’ Office (312-226-5800). Tickets are also available at all Chicagoland Cermak Produce and Shop & Save stores.

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.

8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland. 

Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions banner include; super middleweight contender Donovan ‘DA BOMB’ George, junior welterweight prospect Ivan Popoca, light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, featherweight Jose Hernandez, welterweight Jaime Herrera and junior middleweight Luciano Perez.

For more information on 8 Count Productions and JABB Boxing Gym, please visit

Chicago Fight Clubs Promotions LLC is owned by Cynthia Tolaymat and specializes in the promotion of boxing and mixed martial arts. Among those promoted by Chicago Fight Clubs Promotions LLC include ‘KING’ David Estrada, Angel ‘TORO’ Hernandez, Carl ‘IRON FIST’ Davis and Antonio Canas.

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