Bob Arum and some of the promoter’s company men thought Shakur Stevenson moved too fast by taking on Christopher Diaz in just his 11th professional fight.
Danny Garcia made a statement on Saturday by doing something 28 boxers couldn’t do against the brawling Adrian Granados.
In a crossroads heavyweight clash, Derek Chisora (30-9, 19 KOs) won an easy ten round unanimous decision over Senad Gashi (17-3, 17 KOs). The scores were 100-90, 100-91 and 99-91
The fast rising Josh Kelly (9-0, 6 KOs) dominated and dropped previously undefeated Przemyslaw Runowski (17-1, 3 KOs) three times for a wide ten round unanimous decision, to retain the WBA International welterweight title. The scores were 100-88, 100-89, 100-88.
Former two-division champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and welterweight contender Adrian “El Tigre” Granados went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before the square-off this Saturday night in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Amir Khan has been warned he will be facing a modern-day Sugar Ray Leonard in Terence Crawford.
If nothing else, Jaime Munguia managed to get a mandatory challenge out of the way and can now start thinking about his future—one that could very well come six pounds north.
It wasn’t pretty but Sergiy Derevyanchenko got himself back in the mix for a world title shot.
Claressa Shields backed up virtually every word Saturday night.