Former welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) has just been scheduled to take on Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) on the undercard of Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz, per a Showtime press release. The Showtime card, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, is scheduled for Nov. 4 and will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
"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.”
Porter, 29, is most recently coming off of a stoppage win over Andre Berto in April. Since that time Porter was scheduled to take on Thomas Dulorme on the Mayweather-McGregor undercard, but backed out of that fight due a death in the family.
Meanwhile, Granados, 28, is coming off of a split decision loss to Adrien Broner in February. He’ll be getting another tough assignment here but says he’s up for the challenge.
"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.”
Also appearing on this Wilder-Ortiz card will be Sergey Lipinets (12-0, 10 KOs) taking on Akihiro Kondo (29-6-1, 16 KOs) for the IBF’s vacant 140lb title, and former WBC heavyweight titlist Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) squaring off with Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs).
Stiverne, 38, will finally be ending a two year layoff in this outing.