Conor Benn vs. Adrian Granados Postponed Due To Positive COVID-19 Test

Conor Benn

Conor Benn vs. Adrian Granados will have to wait.

Benn and Granados were scheduled to compete this Saturday (July 31). The WBA Continental Welterweight Title was set to be on the line. That plan has now blown up in smoke.

Benn has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, there is no announced reschedule date.

Here’s what Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn had to say about the situation (via BBC).

“Conor Benn is in good spirits. He feels well. Of course, he’ll obey the isolation rules and reset and reschedule his fight. We’ll make further announcements on that very soon.”

It’s a tough break for Benn, but also for Granados. Before the July 31 date fell apart, Granados said he planned to humble Benn (via Matchroom Boxing).

“I’m not anybody else you ever fought. He’s making it seem like he’s going to dismantle me, he’s going to destroy me. It’s like bro, you ain’t nobody. I didn’t even know who he was until recently. I’ve got respect for the Benn name. I respect him because he’s a Benn. It’s from his dad and what his dad has done.

“I’m going to have to stop him because I’m fighting England’s new golden boy in England. I’ve got to stop him. I know everyone was impressed with his fight with Samuel Vargas but he just kind of jumped on Sammy and Sammy wasn’t expecting all that. It was a great win for him, but I’m not Samuel Vargas.”

Benn was last seen in action back in April. He scored a first-round TKO victory over Samuel Vargas to retain the WBA Continental Welterweight Championship. The win improved his perfect pro boxing record to 18-0.

As for Granados, he went to a majority draw with Jose Luis Sanchez back in May. Granados has fought the likes of Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, Javier Fortuna, and Adrien Broner but he has yet to pick up a signature victory.

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