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  • By Miguel Maravilla at Ringside Photos from Leo

Danny Garcia Crushes Adrian Granados in 7

Former two-division world champion Philadelphia's Danny "Swift" Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided stoppage over Adrian Granados (20-7-2, 14 KOs) of Chicago Saturday night at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California headlining Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes. Granados came out popping the jab and followed up with the right as Garcia was off to a slow start countering. In round two, Granados landed two rights but Garcia countered and dropped him with a left hook as he got up but was down a second time by a looping right. Garcia was landing big punches in the third busting his nose as Granados kept mixing it up. The fourth round saw Garcia beating Granados to the punch landing heavily.

Down a third time, Garcia dropped Granados in the fifth as this started to become a one-sided fight. It was all Garcia at the halfway point in the sixth as he mixed up on the inside with Granados. Halfway through in the seventh a series of heavy right hands did it as referee Thomas Taylor stepped in to stop the fight at 1:33.

Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. (32-1, 21 KOs) of Imperial Valley, California stopped German based Russian Alexander Dimitrenko (41-5, 26 KOs) made his PBC debut in the co-feature bout. Dimitrenko popped the jab early in the opening round as the shorter man Ruiz stalked going to the body and finished the round strong. Attacking the body in round two, Ruiz stayed on top of Dimitrenko. Continuing to stalk in the third, Ruiz landed a chopping right, shortly after a short right hand found its mark as Dimitrenko was momentarily staggered. Staying busy in the fourth Ruiz kept backing Dimitrenko, who continued to just work off the jab.

A chopping right hand in the fifth followed by a straight right got Dimitrenko's attention as Ruiz kept up the pressure. After the bell Dimitrenko went to the corner and could not continue as referee Ray Corona waived it at the end of the fifth.

Unbeaten contender Brandon Figueroa (19-0, 14 KOs), the younger brother of former world champion Omar Figueroa scored a stoppage over Venezuela's Yonfrez Parejo (22-4-1, 11 KOs) in winning the WBA Interim Super bantamweight title in opening up the FOX telecast. Right from the start Figueroa and Parejo stayed busy in the opening round. Staying close on the inside in the second, Figueroa connected Parejo with uppercuts but Parejo held his own. Shooting the straight left down the pipe in round three, Figueroa backed Parejo and then switch to conventional stance backing the Venezuelan with a one-two. Continuing to stay close in the fourth, Figueroa outworked the tough Parejo connecting with short punches.

Late in the fifth round Figueroa hurt Parejo as he had him up against the ropes. The Texan chased and stayed busy in the sixth as Parejo was fighting off his back foot staying away from Figueroa. Halfway through in round seven, Figueroa was in control as Paredes seemed as he was fighting to go the distance. There was no stopping Figueroa as he just continued to work and stayed on top of Parejo in the eighth. However, Parejo had seen enough as teferee Jerry Cantu waived it at the end of eight.

Other Bouts

Dominican middleweight Jeison Rosario (18-1-1, 13 KOs) _ Jorge Cota (28-2, 25 KOs) of Sinaloa, a 10-round middleweight fight that headlining the EXTRA on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

Mexican hard hitting veteran Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo (25-7, 21 KO's) knocked out Evert Bravo (24-10-1, 18 KOs) of Columbia in . El Perro was aggressive from the start attacking Bravo knocking him down in the second round with a barrage of punches as the referee reached a ten count at 1:23 of the second.

2016 U.S. Olympian lightweight Karlos Balderas (8-0, 7 KOs) of Santa Maria, California scored a knockout Pedro Vicente (6-3, 2 KOs). Balderas scores two knockdowns, once in the second and third round. Balderas was too much for Vicente as referee Ray Corona upon request of the corner stopped the fight at 1:07 of the fourth.

Lightweight prospect Omar Juarez (3-0, 1 KOs) of Brownsville, Texas won a unanimous decision over Dwayne Bonds (3-2-1, 1 KOs) of El Paso, Texas in a four-round bout. In a typical southpaw vs. conventional style Juarez and Bonds tanlged and clashed as Juarez stalked the slippery southpaw Bonds. Juarez landed a solid uppercut in the final round that briefly rocked Bonds. It was a strong finish for Juarez as the judges scored the bout 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.

In a WBO Interim World bantamweight title eliminator Tijuana's Ricardo Espinoza Franco (23-2, 20 KOs) _ John Riel Casimero (26-4, 17 KOs) of the Philippines.

Lightweight prospect Rolando Romero (9-0, 8 KOs) of Las Vegas knocked out Andres Figueroa (9-4, 5 KOs) of Coloumbia in four rounds. A huge left hook knocked Figueroa out cold as the referee immediately waived it at 1:27 of the fourth.

Fontana, California's lightweight Raymond Murattala (7--0, 5 KOs) broke down Jose Cen Torres (13-12, 1 KO). Muratalla boxed patiently from the start and went downstairs to the body in round three sending Torres to the canvas three times as referee Ray Corona 2:58.

Super bantamweight Shane Mondragon (2-0, 2 KO's) of Colorado stopped Hugo Rodriguez (0-4) of Mexico in the third. The young prospect Mondragon was busy attacking and backing Rodriguez. The referee had seen enough as he stepped in at 1:55 to stop the fight.

Lightweight Nelson Hampton (5-2, 4 KOs) of Texas won a hard fought unanimous decision over Naseem Asad (0-5) of Cincinnati. Hampton stalked the elusive southpaw throughout the fight, shooting the right backing the slippery Asad. Continuing to stay busy, Hampton was productive as Asad gave him all he can handle and even backing him in the fourth and final round in going the distance four rounds. All three judges scored the fight 40-36

In the opening bout from the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Super featherweights Ricky Lopez (20-4-1, 6 KOs) of Colorado and Joe Perez (14-3-2, 10 KOs) squared off in going the distance ten rounds. It was a back and forth battle as Lopez and Perez brought the best out in each other. Late in the fight, Perez suffered a cut on top of his head in the eighth round. With Lopez and Perez inishing strong it was up to the judges. Scores for the fight were 97-93 Perez, 97-93 for Lopez, and 95-95 as the bout was declared a draw.

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