Conor Benn vs. Adrian Granados added to Mauricio Lara vs. Josh Warrington 2 card on Sept.4th in Leeds

By Boxing News - 08/14/2021 - Comments

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom has announced Conor Benn vs. Adrian Granados has been added to the undercard of Mauricio vs. Josh Warrington on September 4th on DAZN at the Headingley at the Rugby League Stadium in Leeds.

It’s a bit surprising that Benn, 24, is bothering rescheduling the Granados fight. With the way Benn has been talking, he’s ready to take on Shawn Porter or Danny Garcia.

Why take this fight with Granados when you’ve been squawking about wanting to fight the upper-tier talents? I’m just saying.

Welterweight contender Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) had been scheduled previously to fight the 32-year-old journeyman ‘El Tigre’ Granados (21-8-3, 15 KOs) last month in the main event on July 31st at the Fight Camp at Matchroom HQ in Brentwood, Essex.

Unfortunately, Benn came down with a bit of COVID-19 and had to pull out.

Was Conor Benn vaccinated last time?

It’s unknown how Benn came down with the COVID or if he had ever been vaccinated. It’s a little odd, but oh well. Hopefully, Matchroom has double-checked to ensure that Benn has been vaccinated before he faces Granados.

Image: Conor Benn vs. Adrian Granados added to Mauricio Lara vs. Josh Warrington 2 card on Sept.4th in Leeds

What we need is Benn pulling out a second time, complaining of another COVID-19 case. It would be pure comedy at that point.

Depending on whether you view #4 IBF featherweight contender Lara (22-2, 15 KOs) and former IBF title-holder Warrington (30-1, 7 KOs) as upper-level fighters, this is a keen fight.

Warrington, 30, is trying to pick up the broken pieces of what’s left of his career following his ninth round knockout at the hands of Lara earlier this year on February 13th.

Lara, 22, made easy work of Warrington, dropping him in the fourth and ninth round before his corner mercifully stopped the massacre in the ninth.

Is Warrington about to wreck his career?

You can’t say it’s the smartest thing for Warrington to be doing in going straight back in there with Lara, going into the teeth of the beast that got him last time they fought.

The prudent thing for Warrington to have done is get a few fights under his belt against non-punchers to work on the flaws that Lara took advantage of last time.

For Warrington to have a shot at beating Lara in the rematch, he’s basically going to have to change his high-volume style of fighting to become a boxer, which is why it would have been smart to take a few tune-up bouts first. B

ut oh well, this is what Warrington wants, and boy, is he going to get it on September 4th. It’ll be fun to hear what Hearn has to say afterward when trying to explain what happened.


Other fights on the Lara vs. Warrington II card:

  • Jovanni Straffon vs. Maxi Hughes
  • Katie Taylor vs. Jennifer Han
  • Hopey Price vs. Zahid Hussain
  • Jack Bateson vs. TBA