On Friday, April 1 2016, four-division world champion Adrien Broner (31-2, 23 KOs) takes on veteran Englishman Ashley Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KOs) in a 140-pound bout from the DC Armory in Washington, DC.
Both men have promised to come straight forward, so if that holds true we could get an action-packed bout for as long as it lasts.
In the co-main event, undefeated Ohio native Robert Easter (16-0 13 KOs) takes on the toughest challenge of his career in former IBF champion, Algenis Mendez (23-3-1, 12 KOs).
The Spike TV telecast begins live at 9:00 pm, EST.
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Adrien Broner vs. Ashley Theophane, 12 Rounds
Adrien Broner defeated an outmatched, but game Ashley Theophane in a barely competitive fight. Broner hurt Theophane twice early in the fight, but it seemed that Theophane regained his footing and landed some solid shots in the 8th round. Broner predicted the knockout in the 4th round, but the stoppage occured at 1:10 in the 9th round. After the fight, in an attempt to get through the ropes to a ringside sitting Floyd Mayweather, Broner was immediately halted by his corner men.
In the post fight interview, Broner declared that, “Somebody that I admire, took the chance to do an interview. And talked all bad about me. I don’t know how y’all look at that, but… I’m a man. I only learn from physical activity. So… Floyd gotta see me.”
Only time will tell if Mayweather accepts Broner’s challenge.
Robert Easter vs. Algenis Mendez, 10 Rounds
Robert Easter puts an exclamation point finish on the co-main event with former titlist, Algenis Mendez. After a lot of back and forth action, which saw both fighters land clean punches in combination, Mendez started wearing down late in the fourth. At 2:43 in the 5th round after a set up jab, Easter landed a clean overhand right that relieved Mendez of his sense. Easter’s record is now 17-0 (14 KOs).
Gervonta Davis vs. Guillermo Avila, 10 Rounds
Gervonte Davis pleases the crowd in a one-sided TKO victory over Guillermo Avila in their 10 round Lightweight bout. Davis was able to control the fight from the first bell, with solid head movement and combination punching. Avila was dropped in the 5th round by a beautiful combination from Davis that saw Avila lose his mouthpiece. 29 seconds into the 6th round, the referee intervened after Davis forced Avila into the ropes with a blistering combination, ending the contest with four unanswered uppercuts. Davis remains undefeated and raises his record to 15-0 (14 KOs).
Anthony Peterson vs. Samuel Neequaye, 10 Rounds
Anthony Peterson wins a tough, competitive fight against Samuel Neequaye by unanimous decision. Peterson did some excellent counter punching and attacked the body during the first half of the fight, but he neglected the body attack down the stretch. Neequaye obviously bothered by the body shots, persevered and landed some solid shots of his own. The judges scores were 97-93, 100-90, and 96-94.
J’Leon Love vs. Michael Gbenga, 10 Rounds
J’Leon Love gets the stoppage against Michael Gbenga in the 5th round in a wild, but competitive fight. Gbenga’s corner decided their fighter had enough as Love’s power punches started to accumulate and Gbenga was unable to remain effective. Love moves to 22-1 with 12 KOs.
Demond Nicholson vs. Joshua Okine, 8 Rounds
Desmond Nicholson defeats Joshua Okine by unanimous decision in their eight round fight. Nicholson controlled Okine in a tough fight to win with scores of 80-72, 78-74, and 79-72.
Kareem Martin vs. Somner Martin, 6 Rounds
Kareem Martin wins a unanimous decision over a severly outgunned Sommer Martin. All judges scored the fight 60-53 for Kareem Martin, raising his record to 8-0-1 (3 KOs).
Patrick Harris vs. Derrick Bell, 6 Round
Patrick Harris stops Derrick Bell at 1:03 in the second round of their 6 round Lightweight bout, getting the first knockout of the night. Attacking Bell’s body was key for Harris’s victory, as he was able to drop Bell with left to the body followed by an overhand right to the head.
Shyngyskhan Tazhibay vs. Rairus Dudley, 4 Rounds
Shyngyskhan Tazhibay defeated Rarius Dudley by unanimous decision in a 4 round super Welterweight bout. Dudley was competitive, but Tazhibay relied on a solid jab and combination punching to bring his record to 3-0. Judges had scored the bout 40-36 and 39-37 twice.
Gerald Tucker vs. Antoney Napunyi, 4 Rounds
Gerald Tucker had a successful comeback raising his record to 6-0 with a decision victory.