Adrian Granados relishing first UK opportunity against ‘top level’ Conor Benn

Mexican welterweight Adrian Granados believes he is well equipped to combat the ‘top level’ that Conor Benn has shown in his career.

The 31-year-old faces one of the nation’s brightest boxing stars on Saturday night at Fight Camp in the main event, and considers the opportunity one of the biggest tests of his career to date.

But with experience against the likes of Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter, Granados believes that he can overcome the ‘strength and power’ of Benn and is ready to cause an upset on fight night.

“I just have to be prepared for the level of competition on Saturday night,” Granados revealed at a media day ahead of the event.

“My experience will help me cope with that top level of strength, power and speed.

Granados promises complete derailing of Conor Benn’s world title plans

“From what I have seen up to this point, I believe Benn possesses this level of skill.

“We had enough time to prepare for this fight, and study Conor.

“And now it is go time this Saturday.”

Granados has already promised to ‘humble’ the son of former world-champion Nigel Benn in their contest on Saturday night.

But ‘Tigre’ has had a great deal of decisions go against him in his career to date, with most recently a majority decision draw back in his native America against Jose Luis Sanchez.

And the American-born contender has highlighted the importance of dominating the fight, and potentially forcing a stoppage if he is to prevail on foreign soil on Saturday night.

“I have to knock him out or dominate the fight but more than anything I have to stop him,” Granados continued.

“A lot of fans feel that too, I get robbed again and again.

“I am always in these close fights, where it seems like I win and I do not get the close decision.

“So for me I must stop him in order to get the victory out here, and there are mistakes I am looking to capitalise on.”

Granados also continued revealing his ‘excitement’ at making his first appearance in the UK, and is ready to pounce on the opportunity that he has worked hard for during his boxing career.

“It is beautiful and I love it,” Granados concluded.

“I always dreamed with my boxing and my career that I would cross the pond one day, and I am excited that the day is finally here.”

His opponent Benn is as always supremely confident that he can get the job done, and has warned Granados that he is ‘in with a top boy’ ahead of their upcoming bout.

The British star also made comparisons of his world title charge to domestic rival Kell Brook who won his first world title at the age of 28 which is four years away yet for the welterweight.

Fight Camp’s latest instalment also delivers another world title clash on it’s first week live on streaming service DAZN, with Chinese featherweight champion Xu Can taking on British hopeful Leigh Wood for the WBA world ‘regular’ featherweight title.

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