Words by Jason Cordner
Former welterweight world champion Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) defeated Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 11 KOs) via unanimous decision (scored 117-111 by all three judges) in an exciting fight between two all-action competitors that served as the co-featured event of Showtime Championship Boxing. The victory makes Porter the mandatory title challenger for unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman’s WBC belt.
Porter and Granados both came to fight, which is exactly what was expected, but this was a fight that had a clear winner, and the scores were on the money. Granados showboated and fought his heart out and ate some big shots from Porter, but he never consistently created the offense needed to sway the win rounds.
That’s not to say that Granados didn’t do some good work. He did, but Porter’s was better overall, and Granados spent much of the night fighting a style that benefited his opponent’s game plan.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) November 5, 2017
He gave me a little trouble here and there. I hurt my left hand in the sixth round, but I kept using it. I had to use my jab. It took a toll on me and by the 10th round I just couldn’t throw it anymore.