Conor Benn returns to action this Saturday night, putting his undefeated record on the line against experienced campaigner, Adrian Granados in a welterweight clash at Fight Camp.
Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) takes a step-up against Mexican-American, Granados (21-8-3, 15 KOs) in the first Fight Camp show from the gardens of Matchroom Boxing’s Headquarters in Brentwood, with the Brit’s WBA continental title at stake.
‘The Destroyer’ sent shockwaves through the division after blowing out Samuel Vargas inside the first round in April and in quicker fashion than the likes of Errol Spence Jr, Danny Garcia and Vergil Ortiz Jr all managed.
The 24-year-old son of former two-weight world champion and British boxing icon, Nigel Benn called for a showdown with Amir Khan in the immediate aftermath of his destructive victory over Vargas and also named Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter as potential future foes.
Granados lost to both Porter and Broner on points, with the latter seen by many as a controversial split decision reverse and ’El Tigre’, who has predicted a stoppage win was held to a majority decision draw in his last outing in May against Jose Luis Sanchez.
Benn has also anticipated a win inside the distance and should he achieve this he would become just the second man to halt the 31-year-old, who suffered a seventh round loss to the aforementioned Garcia in 2019.
Benn vs Granados – Date and Venue
- Benn and Granados clash on Saturday 31 July at Matchroom HQ, Brentwood, UK.
Benn vs Granados – How To Watch It
- The fight will be broadcast worldwide and exclusively on DAZN, available in the UK for £1.99 a month.
Benn vs Granados – Start Time
- Coverage of the card will begin at 7pm BST with main event ring walks expected to take place at or just after 10pm BST, depending on the undercard timings.
Last Three Fights
- Conor Benn bt Samuel Vargas – 1st round TKO
- Conor Benn bt Sebastian Formella – UD
- Conor Benn bt Steve Jamoye – 4th round TKO
- Adrian Granados drew with Jose Luis Sanchez – majority decision
- Adrian Granados bt Arturo Herrera Cario – 2nd round TKO
- Robert Easter Jr bt Adrian Granados – UD
- Tommy McCarthy vs Chris Billam-Smith – vacant British, Commonwealth and European cruiserweight titles
- Can Xu vs Leigh Wood – WBA ‘Regular’ featherweight world title
- Anthony Fowler vs Roberto Garcia – WBA International super welterweight title
- Avni Yildirim vs Jack Cullen – super middleweight
- Campbell Hatton vs TBA – lightweight
- Sandy Ryan (debut) vs TBA – super lightweight
What Has Been Said?
“I think this fight ends also by a stoppage, however an Adrian Granados stoppage,” Granados told proboxing-fans.com.
“He doesn’t realise the type of dog he’s in there with, he doesn’t know the type of wars I’ve been through, the type of things I’ve been through in my life that have gotten me to this point.
“I understand the losses that I have, I understand they’ve got me as a gatekeeper, a journeyman. People don’t understand though I’ve actually been in there with the best and I’ve actually beaten a lot of the best, but I’ve just never got the nod.
“I’m looking like I said to get a big win and show to Eddie Hearn, show to the boxing world that guys I still have a lot of fight left in me.”
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“We’ve seen all of the Mexicans come over around derail some of the Brits,” Benn said to Matchroom Boxing.
“It’s about time I set the score straight. Granados presents a different struggle.
“He’s saying he wants to box and all of that. Alright then mate – try me. He can prepare for King Kong, he can prepare for whoever he wants, it doesn’t bother me.
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“Do what you’ve got to do. Do what you want. Prepare how you want. It isn’t going to make any difference come fight night. I’m up for it – more than ever.
“I’m hungrier now more than ever, and if he thinks I’m going to let him get in the way of me getting my world title he’s got another thing coming that’s for sure.”