“The Monster” drew a large viewers to ESPN on Saturday evening.
In accordance with statistics Nielsen Media Analysis revealed Tuesday, Naoya Inoue’s temporary battle on ESPN drew a mean viewers of 818,000. The Japanese star knocked down Michael Dasmarinas thrice on his approach to profitable their scheduled 12-round bantamweight championship bout by third-round knockout inside The Theater at Virgin Resorts Las Vegas.
The typical and peak audiences for the Inoue-Dasmarinas match are the identical as a result of Nielsen releases viewership totals in 15-minute increments. Their battle started at 12:30 a.m. EDT on Sunday morning and didn’t final greater than quarter-hour.
The 28-year-old Inoue (21-0, 18 KOs) dropped the Philippines’ Dasmarinas (30-3-1, 20 KOs) thrice earlier than referee Russell Mora halted the motion 2:45 into the third spherical. The overmatched Dasmarinas was the IBF’s necessary challenger for considered one of Inoue’s two bantamweight titles.
The Inoue-Dasmarinas match began considerably later than anticipated as a result of size of a School World Sequence recreation ESPN televised Saturday evening, Vanderbilt’s 7-6, 12-inning victory over Arizona.
The Vanderbilt-Arizona recreation induced ESPN’s three-bout broadcast to start on ESPN2 at roughly 10:30 p.m. EDT.
The motion shifted again to ESPN at roughly 12:10 a.m. EDT, following Mikaela Mayer’s 10-round, unanimous-decision defeat of Erica Farias in a WBO ladies’s junior light-weight title battle. Mayer (15-0, 5 KOs), of Colorado Springs, Colorado, beat Argentina’s Farias (26-5, 10 KOs) comfortably on all three scorecards (98-92, 98-92, 97-93).
The primary battle of High Rank’s tripleheader – Isaac Dogboe’s 10-round, majority-decision win over Adam Lopez – additionally aired on ESPN2. Ghana’s Dogboe (22-2, 15 KOs) beat Lopez (15-3, 6 KOs), of Glendale, California, on two scorecards of their featherweight battle (97-93, 96-94, 95-95).
By beginning later than scheduled, the Inoue-Dasmarinas bout didn’t need to compete for viewers with one other boxing broadcast. Showtime’s foremost occasion, Jermall Charlo-Juan Macias Montiel, ended roughly 25 minutes earlier than the opening bell for Inoue-Dasmarinas.
The bout between Houston’s Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) and Mexico’s Montiel (22-5-2, 22 KOs) attracted a mean viewers of 333,000 and a peak viewers of 379,000, based on Nielsen. Montiel gave the closely favored Charlo extra bother than anticipated, however the WBC middleweight champion nonetheless gained their 12-round bout by big margins on all three scorecards (120-108, 119-109, 118-109).
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.