Danny Garcia and more

Former two division champion Danny “Swift” Garcia had too much firepower for Adrian Granados and simply overwhelmed the gritty fighter from Chicago before winning by knockout on Saturday. No world title was at stake but future prizes were.  Philly fighter Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) had predicted to mow through Granados (20-7-2) who was moving up in weight again for this fight and was just too heavy handed before a crowd of more than 6,000 at the Dignity Health Sports Park. The PBC card was televised by FOX.  (All photos by Al Applerose)



Danny "Swift" Garcia powered right through Chicago's tough Adrian Granados who moved up in weight again to fight the former two-division world champion. Garcia connected hard early in the fight at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, a suburban city in the Los Angeles area on Saturday April 20, 2019.




Granados mounted a rally and countered with some of his own shots early in the fight. 




Brandon Figueroa was relentless in his attack against Yonfrez Parejo especially to the body. The southpaw slugger from Weslaco, Texas powered through Parejo in almost every round.




Germany's Alexander Dimitrenko connected early with a right cross on Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz who shook off the blows with little effort in their heavyweight clash.



At the end of the fifth round Dimitrenko could no longer continue and referee Ray Corona rules Andy Ruiz the winner by knockout. Ruiz is now being considered as the opponent for heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden on June 1. 





Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo returned to the wars to the delight of his hundreds of followers who showed up to watch him fight. The Mexican warrior won by knockout and celebrates with his team as referee Rudy Barragan raises his hand. 



Seated early in the crowd is welterweight challenger John Molina Jr. who recently battled with Omar Figueroa Jr. and is in the hunt for more battles.


Whether it was left hooks or right hands Garcia hurt Granados every round but the Mexican fighter hung tough.




After more than a half dozen rounds the fight was stopped and Garcia was deemed the winner by knockout at 1:33 of round seven by referee Tom Taylor. He now remains in the hunt for possible fights with Manny Pacquiao or Errol Spence Jr. the current world titlists in the welterweight division.




At the end of round eight Figueroa was deemed the winner by knockout when Parejo could not continue. Referee Jerry Cantu raises his hand and former super featherweight world champion Kina Malpartida who now works for the WBA recognizes Figueroa as the interim WBA super bantamweight titlist. 



The Mexican heavyweight Ruiz proceeded to walk down and batter the bigger heavyweight in the ensuing rounds.




Rolando Romero battled Andres Figueroa for several rounds before connecting with a vicious left hook that rendered the South American fighter unconscious for several minutes in their lightweight fight. Romero fights out of Las Vegas.



Former American Olympian Carlos Balderas was victorious in his fight. The fighter from Santa Maria, California won by knockout over Luis May at 1:07 of the fourth round. 



Now working for PBC is former warrior Librado Andrade the uncrowned champion from Orange County. Many remember his fight against Lucian Bute when he was robbed of the world title by the referee in the long count in Canada. Andrade was never bitter about the injustice. One of the good guys.
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