RESULTS: Shawn Porter vs. Adrian Granados
By Joseph Correa | Editor-in-Chief
Published: November 05, 2017
Shawn Porter cruises in a rough fight against Adrian Granados in Brookly
BROOKLYN- The co-main event got things started in blazing fashion as former IBF welterweight champion "Showtime" Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) met with ultra-tough contender Adrian "El Tigre" Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBC silver welterweight title.
From the opening bell, both men came out firing and landing punches in bunches, looking to establish dominance. Early on it was clear that Shawn Porter was the stronger, more polished, and better of the two men in terms of applying pressure. Granados was very game playing to the crowd and giving Porter a taste of his own medicine in spots.
In round six, Granados landed some terrific right hands which had Porter backing up and fighting off his back foot. Porter closed the round chasing Granados (literally) around the ring catching him with shots before the bell.
Porter continued to push the pace throughout the late rounds applying pressure and imposing his will on Granados, who remained game throughout the fight but wasn't able to do enough to offset Porter's attack.
Shawn Porter showed improved defense and a more controlled approach to this fight, winning most of the rounds comfortably as Granados just could not find the answer for Porter's aggression.
The scores read 117-111 all for the winner Shawn Porter who is now in position for a rematch with current unified welterweight champion Keith "One Time" Thurman.
After the fight Shawn Porter had this to say:
The final punch stats
Porter landed 209/583/ 36%
Granados landed 166/680/ 24%
(Feature Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)