Broner vs Theophane, Smith vs Mohoumadi, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for April 1-2. Spike, 9:00 pm EDT, Adrien Broner vs Ashley Theophane, Robert Easter Jr vs Algenis Mendez.
Well, for now, it’s still happening, despite the fact that Broner is wanted for arrest in Cincinnati in connection to an alleged arm robbery from this past January. If the fight goes on, there’s never been much expected here.
Theophane is associated with Floyd Mayweather because he’s on the TMT roster and he’s sparred with Floyd in the past, but he’s not a world class fighter. He’s getting a title shot because of his association with Mayweather.
Estrella TV, 11:00 pm EDT, Manuel Avila vs Rene Alvarado, Gilberto Gonzalez vs Luis Arceo. Tino Avila is a pretty good looking super bantamweight prospect, a 23-year-old who stopped Yoandris Salinas in six rounds last August in his biggest fight to date.
Nicaragua’s Alvarado has seen frequent usage as a stepping stone since signing with Golden Boy, losing last year to Joseph Diaz Jr and Andrew Cancio.
Gonzalez is a power punching junior welterweight working on a seven-fight win streak against mediocre foes, Arceo continuing that pattern.
Adrien Broner vs Ashley Theophane April 1, 2016 Full Fight.
Unbeaten lightweight prospect Robert Easter Jr. (16-0, 13KOs; Broner’s training and promotional stablemate) faces former super featherweight champ Algenis Mendez (23-3-1, 12KOs), who now competes as a lightweight, and;
Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis (14-0, 13KOs), a rising super featherweight talent meets veteran Guillermo Avila (16-5, 13KOs)
Broner and his legal team have been made aware of the charges looming overhead, but have yet to publicly address the situation. It stands to reason that any comments from Broner will be limited to what he has been legally advised to say in public.
As it relates strictly to boxing, the event marks the first defense of the super lightweight belt he acquired in a 12th round knockout of Khabib Allakhverdiev last October in Cincinnati. The win netted Broner a fourth major title in as many weight classes, having enjoyed previous (albeit, brief) reigns at super featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.
Theophane (39-6-1, 11KOs) – who has remain unfazed by the out-of-ring circumstances (and free of commentary on the subject) – comes in riding a six-fight win streak, including a 10-round decision win over Steven Upsher Chambers last September.
The 35-year old hard-luck contender from London now trains out of Las Vegas, in the presence of Mayweather Promotions founder and former pound-for-pound and box-office king Floyd Mayweather. Friday’s affair will mark his first career title shot.