ESPN’s Steve Kim reports that former IBF lightweight champ Robert Easter Jr. vs. veteran slugger Adrian Granados “is signed but has no date, yet.” The fight will take place at 140 pounds, but other details, including the location and whether this is a permanent change of weight class for Easter, have yet to be revealed.
Both men are in dire need of a victory. Easter (21-1-1. 14 KO) is winless since a narrow split decision over Javier Fortuna, losing a unification match to Mikey Garcia in July of last year and fighting Rances Barthelemy to a borderline-unwatchable draw in April. Granados (20-7-2, 14 KO), notorious for his durability, took a career-worst beating from Danny Garcia en route to his first-ever stoppage loss a week before the aforementioned draw.
Despite coming up in weight, Easter will have two inches of height and reach on Granados.
Easter proved against Richard Commey that he’s down to scrap, and if Granados’ confidence is still intact, he’s got the skills to force Easter into a brawl. We’ll let you know once we’ve got more concrete information.