Solomon edges Granados in first undercard bout
LAS VEGAS — One down but still more to go before Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao go at it at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here.
In the very first bout in what is expected to be a blockbuster Saturday night, welterweight prospect Brad Solomon edged Adrian Granados in an non-televised 10-rounder to remain undefeated.
The 31-year-old Solomon improved his record to 25-0, with nine knockouts after a split decision victory, 96-94, 96-94, 94-96.
There will be four more fights including a couple world title fights before the main event between two of the best fighters today in and Mayweather and Pacquiao in a welterweight title unification bout.
In the co-featured bouts, WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko collides with Galamier Rodriguez while Fast-rising Mexican star Leo Santa Cruz clashes with Jose Cayetano also in the featherweight division.