Sherman Oaks, California based TGB Promotions has signed world ranked contender Adrian “El Tigre” Granados to an exclusive promotional agreement it was announced by Tom Brown, the company’s President.
“We’re very excited to begin working with Adrian, he’s one of the premier talents in the junior welterweight division and one of the true Mexican warriors in boxing. He has a very bright future and we look forward to giving him fights with some of biggest names, and on some of the biggest platforms possible,” said Brown.
“Having worked with numerous legendary Mexican fighters in my career including Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas, Adrian is exactly the type of warrior that boxing fans love,” continued Brown who has worked as a promoter and matchmaker for over three decades.
Said Granados, “I’m very excited to start this new chapter of my career. Tom Brown has built numerous world champions and I have faith that he will provide the right opportunities to me towards fulfilling my dream of becoming a world champion.”
“I’ve been training diligently in Chicago all year long and I’m ready to get back in the ring.”
Currently ranked #3 by the World Boxing Association and #7 by the World Boxing Council, the 27-year-old Granados has compiled a record of 16-3-1 (10 KO’s) over the course of his eight-year professional career. He is managed by Andy Zak of Journeyman Management.
“I’ve known Tom Brown for a longtime and trust him as a man and a promoter,” said Zak. “I’m confident that he will guide Adrian towards the best opportunities and look forward to a very strong working relationship with him on Adrian’s career.”
Last November, the Chicago native Granados traveled to Quebec City to battle undefeated and #1 ranked Amir Imam in a bout telecast live on Showtime Championship Boxing. Despite getting dropped in the initial stanza, in the biggest fight of his career Granados turned the tables and dominated Imam over the next seven rounds to earn the stoppage in the eighth round of their scheduled ten rounder.
A fan favorite across the country for his “never say die” attitude, Granados has battled with numerous former world champions and contenders including Kermit Cintron, Felix Diaz, Frankie Gomez, Brad Solomon, Jaime Herrera and Lanardo Tyner. Among his three losses are two majority decisions and one split decision, all three to undefeated fighters.
Prior to turning professional, Granados trained at the legendary Romanza Boxing Gym in Mexico City with boxing legends Juan Manuel Marquez and Rafael Marquez alongside Abner Mares and under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain. He was an alternate on the 2008 Mexican Olympic Team and compiled a very solid amateur record of 75-12.