The low-profile fights FOX aired Saturday night drew similar viewership to the community’s old boxing announces all over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nielsen Media analysis statistics launched Wednesday indicated that the 4-combat telecast drew an ordinary of 920,000 viewers. The telecast attracted a height viewership of 1,027,000 throughout the main event – super middleweight David Morrell Jr.’s third-round technical knockout of overmatched Mike Gavronski at Shrine Auditorium & Expo hall in la.
Morrell (four-0, three KOs) dropped Gavronski (26-4-1, 16 KOs) within the first circular and spent two-plus rounds battering Gavronski earlier than referee Jack Reiss accurately stopped the assault, with Gavronski nonetheless on his toes. Morrell, a fast-developing southpaw from Cuba, and Gavronski each and every took their scheduled 10-circular light heavyweight fight on short be aware.
The prior “FOX PBC fight night” drew a height viewers of 1,312,000 and an ordinary viewership of 982,000. That November 7 reveal featured heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz, who knocked out a different large underdog, Alexander Flores, in the first circular of their main adventure at Microsoft Theater in los angeles.
considering August eight, FOX’s six boxing publicizes all over the pandemic have drawn peak audiences of as a minimum 1,027,000 and commonplace audiences of at the least 810,000. including three pre-pandemic suggests – one apiece in January, February and March – FOX’s 9 boxing telecasts in 2020 averaged 1,one hundred,000 viewers.
Saturday’s broadcast additionally blanketed Juan Macias Montiel’s remarkable first-circular stoppage of James Kirkland. Mexico’s Montiel (22-4-2, 22 KOs) knocked Kirkland to the canvas 3 times, which triggered referee Jerry Cantu to cease their scheduled 10-round tremendous middleweight match simply 1:56 into it.
The 36-year-ancient Kirkland (34-three, 30 KOs) was trying to rebuild himself into a contender, however he had boxed just twice earlier than Saturday evening when you consider that Canelo Alvarez knocked out the Austin, Texas, native within the third round of their can also 2015 bout at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
In other televised motion Saturday night, junior welterweight prospect Jesus Ramos (14-0, 13 KOs) floored Naim Nelson (14-5, 1 KO, 1 NC) as soon as apiece within the third and fourth rounds on his solution to a TKO win following the fourth circular and Travon Lawson (four-0, 3 KOs) upset junior featherweight prospect Angel Barrientes (3-1, 2 KOs) through fourth-circular knockout.
The three-battle FS1 component of the undercard attracted an ordinary of 196,000 viewers. FS1’s undercard coverage drew lots greater viewership than the FS1 undercard telecast at a related time closing December (108,000).
tremendous middleweight veteran Alantez Fox (27-2-1, 12 KOs, 1 NC) overcame a reduce and out-pointed Mark Anthony Hernandez (14-four-1, three KOs) unanimously in a 10-rounder, the closing of three fights FS1 aired Saturday evening.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He may also be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.