CALIFORNIA (April 20, 2019) – Former two-division world champion Danny Garcia defeated Adrian Granado’s via 7th round TKO to obtain the WBC Silver Welterweight title.
Garcia dropped Granados twice in the second round of their fight. As well as once in the fifth round. The last exchange to stop the fight came late in the 7th round.
The first knockdown in the second round came from a perfectly landed counter left-hook from Garcia. The second knockdown came with a powerful counter right hook.
After the two knockdowns in the second round, Garcia put the pressure on Granados. Walking him down, and making Granados fight his fight.
Granados seemed to recover from the first two knockdowns, but the third one seemed to take a lot out of him. He stopped putting the pressure on Garcia and no longer changed punches in range.
His gameplan and body language changed after the trio of knockdowns.
Granado’s was upset with the referee’s stoppage, however, he was absolutely trying to protect the fighter.
Garcia did exactly what he wanted to do in the ring, proving critics wrong. He is the first fighter to stop Granados, in dominating fashion.
Garcia dominated the power punching of the night, landing 125 according to Compubox statistics.
Garcia’s post-fight interview consisted of an overjoyed fighter.
“I got a little comfortable in the past and didn’t give it that extra mile.” “When Danny Garcia is at his best nobody can beat him.”
“A regular decision wouldn’t be enough, I had to stop him, and I did that tonight.”
“I hope I didn’t scare away (Pacquiao), but I’d love that fight or a rematch with either (Keith) Thurman, (Shawn) Porter, or Errol Spence Jr.”
Danny Garcia proves he is still a force at Welterweight and wants a fight at the top of the division.