With all he’s gone through in the ring, it’s hard to believe that Adrian Granados just turned 30 last year. The welterweight veteran sat down with The Ring this past weekend, telling them he still has his eyes on a world title and is kept on track by public support.
“It’s all about the fans,” Granados said. “I have a lot of supporters hitting me up and telling me how much they love watching me fight and how exciting my style is.”
“The fans keep me motivated, and I have love for the sport of boxing,” he added. “I can’t complain; I have been accepted in the public eye, and it’s time to move forward and focus on the future.”
Granados (20-8-2, 14 KO) suffered the first stoppage loss of his career one year ago today, getting smashed to bits by Danny Garcia in a PBC on FOX main event. Six months later, he welcomed Robert Easter Jr. to the super lightweight division and lost in his standard fashion: giving the A-side hell before getting screwed by the judges.
Beyond finally getting his fair shake, Granados has his eyes on giving back to his community after the shooting death of teammate Ed Brown.
When his career is finished, in honor of Brown, Granados would like to do more to address and quell the ongoing conflict of gun violence in Chicago.
“I would love to do more,” he quipped. “There’s a lot of violence on the streets, drug addicts, and just a lot of other problems.”
If anyone in boxing deserves a break at this point, it’s Granados, who proved against Easter that he can still be a problem against solid opposition. Best of luck, man.