Heavyweight competition Andy Ruiz Jr. assumes on Alexander Dimitrenko in a 10-round bout in the co-feature and unbeaten contender Brandon Figueroa battles Venezuela’s Yonfrez Parejo in a 12-round game for the WBA Interim super-bantamweight name which opens the prime time FOX broadcast that begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the event, that will be encouraged by Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions, in conjunction with DSG Promotions, are available today.
“Danny Garcia knows that he¹will have to function on his a game, like a success over Adrian Granados puts back him position to regain his welterweight championship,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Adrian Granados is really a fighter thatalways holds back nothing against his opponents and comes to placed up fights. The action leading to the event is sure to be crowd pleasers. I hope the fans in attendance to create the ability and those tuning on FOX and FOX Deportes is going to probably be entertained too. ”
Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) has fought and conquered many of the most formidable opponents at 140 and 147-pounds crossing two generations-Erik Morales, Zab Judah, Kendall Holt, Amir Khan, Lucas Matthysse, Paulie Malignaggi and Lamont Peterson among them. Six of the seven opponents in the welterweight division have been world champions and 12 of the last 16 opponents overall carried the very exact distinction. Included in that run was a headlining performance when he conquered Robert Guerrero to catch his welterweight title, live on FOX in January 2016. Representing the city of Philadelphia, the lost an exciting and narrow choice.
The burst on the scene by shocking afterward unbeaten Amir Imam via a stoppage success in their 2015 clash. After a fight last June Granados acquired knock out wins heading to this match up.
“This is a huge fight for me and definitely one of the very important in my livelihood,” said Granados. “I’m looking control the fight, look striking and to predominate. I’Id fought in Southern California before and I’m looking to benefit from the terrific Audience. This really is Mexico versus Puerto Rico and Chicago vs. Philadelphia. It’s territorial on a lot of degrees and you can expect us all to leave it all. ”
Struggling out of Imperial, California, Ruiz (31-1, 20 KOs) turned into a two-time Mexican national champion at super heavyweight as a amateur, before embarking on a pro career which saw him win his initial 2-9 fights. The 29-year-old rebounded with victories over Kevin Johnson and Devin Vargas and lost a majority decision against Joseph Parker in their 20-16 world title fight.
The 36-year-old Dimitrenko (41-4, 26 KOs) is really a longtime heavyweight competition who has challenged top fighters all through his livelihood. He owns wins over Miljan Rovcanin, Adrian Granat and Derric Rossy and lost to Bryant Jennings.
The 22-year-old Figueroa (18-0, 13 KOs) lately delivered a dominant operation in knocking out Moises Flores in the third-round of their January fight on fs-1. Texas, the brother of former world champion Omar includes a five-fight knock out streak that he brings in to the ring around April 20.
The 32-year-old from Venezuela lost a bantamweight world title fight to Ryan Burnett but rebounded to recently defeat Benjamin Mendoza in February. He won an name by stopping Luis Hinojosa in 2014 before losing a split-decision the following year to former champion Zhanat Zhakiyanov.
Fans could live stream the coNFLicts on the FOX Sports app, accessible in English or Spanish through the FOX or FOX Deportes feeds. The battles are on background at FOXSports.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, X Box One and Roku.