ITV has announced live coverage of the clash between former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and hard-hitting veteran Adrian Granados under its deal with Haymon Sports Premier Boxing Champions [PBC].
The 12-round welterweight bout will headline the live prime time event presented by Premier Boxing Champions on ITV4 on Saturday night, April 20.
The battle, which takes place at Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly StubHub Center) in Carson, California features Garcia, who has fought and defeated many of the most formidable opponents at two weights including Amir Khan, Erik Morales, Lucas Matthysse, Paulie Malignaggi and Lamont Peterson.
Going toe-to-toe with him is Granados, who has made a name for himself by delivering tough, action-packed fights against top fighters in the sport, including Shawn Porter and Adrien Broner.
The fight marks the latest major event to be shown, free to air, on ITV4 under the new deal announced at the end of 2018 between ITV and PBC.
The world-class action from events for the next three years includes free-to-air broadcasts on ITV’s channels, including ITV main channel and ITV4 and ITV Hub, and will also include pay per views on ITV’s PPV channel, ITV Box Office.
This deal for boxing adds to ITV Sport’s portfolio of first class events, which includes exclusive free to air coverage of the England football team’s qualifiers for both the European Championship and World Cup, La Liga, the 6 Nations and exclusive coverage of the Rugby World Cup, top level boxing, UK horse racing, the Tour de France and the French Open.