Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect and rising star Amir Imam will be back in the ring on November 28, as he'll headline the Showtime Extreme-televised portion of the card featuring James DeGale and Lucian Bute in the main event from Montreal.
Imam (18-0, 15 KO) will face Adrian Granados (16-4-2, 11 KO), a fighter tougher than his record might indicate. Granados, 26, started his career 1-1 in 2008, but in recent years has had very close losses to Frankie Gomez, Felix Diaz, and Brad Solomon, plus a pair of draws against veterans Lanardo Tyner and Kermit Cintron. The Chicagoland native has never been stopped, and is never an easy out.
Imam, 25, will look to do something special then. As one of the rising young stars of the Showtime brand, Imam is probably Don King's final chance to be relevant as a promoter. His last three victories have aired on Showtime, and he's 6-0 overall on the network. If all goes according to plan, he'll be a main event fighter in 2016. He's currently the mandatory challenger for the WBC junior welterweight title, held by Viktor Postol.
Imam-Granados is set for 10 rounds. Also airing on SHO Extreme that night will be a heavyweight bout between Oscar Rivas (17-0, 12 KO) and Curtis Harper (12-4, 8 KO), also scheduled for 10 rounds. The SHO Extreme portion of the broadcast will begin at 9 pm EST.