Adrien Broner made headlines last week, when he called out Floyd Mayweather following a TKO win over Ashley Theophane. But, he also helped bring record ratings for Spike’s Premier Boxing Champions series.
The main event of Broner-Theophane on Friday (April 1) drew 1.14 million viewers, peaking at an impressive 1.3 million — making it the most watched PBC fight ever on Spike. The card overall garnered 955,000 viewers, also a record for PBC.
Also, 48 minutes of the broadcast were seen by 1 million or more viewers.
In the fight, Broner earned a TKO victory, after the referee stepped in and called the fight in the 9th round.
Despite earning a “W”, the boxer was stripped of his WBA (Super) Light Welterweight title a day earlier for not making weight… and didn’t bother to try shortly after.
In his post-fight interview, Broner called out Mayweather, who he’s been exchanging disses with in the media as of late. He essentially challenged the retired star to fight him, either in the ring or even sparring.