Porter vs. Granados Confirmed

By Caryn A. Tate on September 28, 2017
Porter vs. Granados Confirmed
"To be fighting on an undercard for a Deontay Wilder fight is nothing short of excellent."

“Showtime” Shawn Porter will face Adrian “Tigre” Granados on the undercard of Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz…

Today it was announced that “Showtime” Shawn Porter (27-2, 17 KOs) will face Adrian “Tigre” Granados (18-5, 12 KOs) on the undercard of the November 4 showdown between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz. The card will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

The broadcast will begin at 9pm ET/6pm PT with the junior welterweight IBF world title fight between Sergey Lipinets and Akihiro Kondo. The main event is a heavyweight WBC world title bout between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz.

Streaming live online via SHOWTIME Sports will also be a heavyweight fight between former champion Bermane Stiverne and Dominic Breazeale in a 10-rounder.

“Deontay Wilder versus Luis Ortiz on November 4 is the best heavyweight championship fight that was makeable this year, and it will be supported by a tremendous action-packed undercard, televised on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Shawn Porter versus Adrian Granados is an all-action, fan-pleasing fight that will once again have fans at Barclays Center cheering. Sergey Lipinets is a knockout artist and up-and-coming star, attempting to secure his first world title. Additionally, SHOWTIME will stream other undercard bouts, including what should be a competitive heavyweight title eliminator between top contenders Bermane Stiverne and Dominic Breazeale.”

“To be fighting on an undercard for a Deontay Wilder fight is nothing short of excellent,” said Porter. “I’m excited and looking forward to this opportunity. Against Granados I’m getting into the ring with someone who is very established as an amateur and a professional, has great skills and isn’t going to go in there and lay down. That’s always going to bring out the best in me, and that’s always going to create a very exciting match-up. I know that when I do what I’m planning to do, it’s going to be exciting, entertaining and fill the seats.”

“I’m very excited to be fighting one of the best welterweights in the world in Shawn Porter,” said Granados.  “With our styles it’s going to be fireworks from the opening bell. I was getting ready for a fight in October but when this opportunity arose I jumped at it. It’s a tremendous card to be fighting on with the whole world watching and I’m looking to put on a great performance.”

Tickets for the event, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, are available now and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

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