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Adrian Granados: People are underestimating my chances against Conor Benn

Granados may have some losses on his record but isn’t lacking for confidence.

Conor Benn vs Adrian Granados - Press Conference Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

As Adrian Granados (21-8-3, 15 KO) prepares for his fight this weekend against Conor Benn on DAZN, the Chicago fighter says he believes he’s being vastly underrated by the public.

Granados, who is a massive betting underdog, strongly believes that despite his eight losses he still has another run at a world title in him.

“A lot of people are underestimating me. The odds are crazy right now. The way it looks they’re already making plans for him in December against Adrien Broner – somebody who I believe I beat as well,” Granados said.

“If I beat Conor then I’ll be like, ‘Let me get that Broner fight.’ Let me get my rematch. If he’s looking past me then let me look past him. If you guys have got future plans for him then I’m going to start making my own plans.”

Granados knows that most fans will quickly dismiss his ability and his chances strictly because of his record but he believes only about three of those losses were legitimate as he was on the receiving end of some tough decisions that didn’t go his way.

But for this specific fight Granados believes that both he and Benn have the temperaments to create an action fight the fans will love but thinks his experience and tools in the belt will end up being the difference-maker in the end.

“I don’t have the prettiest record in boxing and usually people are quick to attack me with that. The real diehards hit me with the fact that I’ve been robbed so many times. All three of my draws were clear wins and my losses – I count maybe half of them or three of them. I can’t accept all of those losses that I have. It’s just unfortunate. That’s why I feel boxing is actually killing itself. It turns people off the sport. I’m hoping for a fair shake and that justice is served, and that the best man wins.

“We’re both hot heads – I think him a lot more than I. I’ve got it in me. I’ve got that Mexican style. I’m that type if you hit me, I want to hit you back. It’s going to make for exciting fireworks. I’m excited for this fight, he’s excited for this fight and everyone is excited for this fight. We’re both planning on putting on a show. I just turned 32, I’m a young veteran. I’m a savvy vet and I’ve got a lot of tools in my toolbox. I think I’ve got a lot more to offer in a fight than Conor Benn.”

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