Before the fight, most had assumed that the experienced Michael Sprott was the first real test for the Swedish heavyweight Adrian Granat on Saturday night in Hamburg.
But after a lightning KO due to heavy rights to the head in the first round, Sprott became just another victim for the 24-year-old, who celebrated his tenth victory and a ninth stoppage.
“I felt very comfortable in the ring – like a general here in Hamburg,” Granat said after the fight. “It would be nice if once an opponent would stay around a bit longer. I think I’m ready for bigger tasks.”
Granat is now hoping for duels with the German Erkan Teper or Michael Wallisch. “I’m ready for anyone, but I need round experience”.
His promoter Erol Ceylan but warns: “We need to push ahead for battles against heavyweights from Germany, otherwise Adrian won’t get the big fights in 2016. Adrian is pushing forward to be in the top 20 for the first time and wants bigger tasks “.