Adrian Granados is determined to take his fight with Adrien Broner out of the judges’ hands and wants to stop his opponent to ensure victory on February 18th.

The pair square off at the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati, live on BoxNation, and Granados discussed the bout at Tuesday’s pre-fight press conference.

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“Adrien Broner is a great fighter,” said Granados. “He’s a four-division Champion and that’s no fluke. As soon as he got to the championship level, he was fighting everybody,” said Granados.

“Now he’s giving me this opportunity and I’ve let it be known that the best man will win. If you know boxing, you know that I come to win.”

The 27-year-old has only fought once since earning a huge upset victory against previously-unbeaten prospect Amir Imam in November 2015. His record of 18-4-2 may be deceiving considering the combined record of the four men to beat him reads 52-1.

“We’re going to wait and see round by round. I don’t like going to the judges’ scorecards and fighting in his hometown, I’m going to try to get a knockout,” added the American of Mexican descent.

Broner will be the hometown favourite but this is something that motivates Granados: “I’ve mostly fought at home in Chicago but I’ve always wanted a tough challenge on the road like this. I’m excited to step into someone’s backyard and be the villain who ruins the day.”

Watch the highlights from the press conference below: