those that tuned in to observe Chris Colbert combat Saturday nighttime were treated to a great deal extra entertainment than his previous televised look supplied.
in response to numbers Nielsen Media research launched Tuesday, a standard of 195,000 viewers watched Colbert beat Jaime Arboleda by 11th-round technical knockout in Showtime’s main adventure. Brooklyn’s Colbert (15-0, 6 KOs) dropped Panama’s Arboleda (sixteen-2, 13 KOs) once late within the ninth round and three times within the 11th round at Mohegan sun arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Referee Steve Willis stopped their scheduled 12-circular battle for Colbert’s WBA meantime super featherweight title at 1:37 of the 11th round.
a typical of 163,000 viewers watched Showtime’s “special version” telecast in its entirety.
The battle Showtime aired before Colbert beat Arboleda, Richardson Hitchins’ win in opposition t Argenis Mendez, drew a regular of 162,000 viewers. Brooklyn’s Hitchins defeated Mendez by means of cut up determination, even though it appeared as if the 23-yr-historical, one hundred forty-pound prospect naturally deserved to win their 10-rounder.
Hitchins (12-0, 5 KOs), who’s promoted and mentored with the aid of Floyd Mayweather, gained through massive margins on the cards of judges Glenn Feldman (99-ninety one) and Steve Weisfeld (98-92). judge Don Ackerman oddly scored their combat for the 34-year-ancient Mendez (25-6-three, 12 KOs, 1 NC), who received 97-93 on his scorecard.
The abbreviated opener of Showtime’s tripleheader, Ronald Ellis’ harm-related stoppage of Matt Korobov, attracted a standard of 187,000 viewers.
The 37-12 months-old Korobov (28-four-1, 14 KOs) became profitable on two scorecards earlier than suffering an injury to his left Achilles tendon late in the fourth circular. Korobov couldn’t reply the bell to birth the fifth round, for this reason Ellis became declared a TKO winner.
Ellis (18-1-2, 12 KOs), of Lynn, Massachusetts, trailed on the scorecards of Ackerman (40-36) and Weisfeld (forty-36) at the time of the stoppage. Feldman scored the action even via four rounds (38-38).
An harm cost Korobov a TKO defeat early in a second straight fight. The Russian southpaw suffered a tear to his left rotator cuff early in the second round of his loss to England’s Chris Eubank Jr. (29-2, 22 KOs) in December 2019 at Barclays middle in Brooklyn.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will also be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.