Chris Colbert noticed a major improve in viewership from his earlier televised ring look.
The unbeaten WBA interim junior light-weight titlist picked his most notable win thus far, a twelve-round, unanimous determination victory over Mongolia’s Tugstsogt Nyambayar (12-2, 9KOs). A mean of 261,000 viewers tuned in for the July 3 Showtime important occasion, in line with Nielsen Media Analysis. The bout peaked at 288,000 viewers, occurring through the 11:30-11:45 p.m. ET block near the beginning of the competition which aired dwell from Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California.
Colbert (16-0, 6KOs) received the bout by scores of 118-110, 118-110 and 117-111 to retain his title for the second time. Nyambayar—a 2012 Olympic Silver medalist and former featherweight title challenger—accepted the task on lower than two weeks’ discover, shifting up in weight to interchange an injured Yuriorkis Gamboa.
The Showtime Championship Boxing telecast consisted of three complete bouts—two dwell fights, together with an unique rebroadcast of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis’ eleventh-round knockout of unbeaten Mario Barrios atop the June 26 Showtime Pay-Per-View occasion. The complete telecast—which aired from 9:00 pm.-12:32 a.m. ET—averaged 202,000 viewers.
The typical and peak viewership figures for Saturday’s important occasion each because the third-best for a Showtime important occasion because the pandemic. The present network-best throughout that interval occurred two weeks prior, when WBC middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo earned a twelve-round, unanimous determination victory over Juan Macias Montiel in a June 19 Showtime important occasion that averaged 333,000 viewers and a peak viewers of 379,000.
Earlier within the 12 months, former four-division titlist Adrien Broner claimed a twelve-round, unanimous determination victory over Jovanie Santiago in a February 20 important occasion that averaged 288,000 viewers and a peak viewers of 304,000.
Colbert noticed viewership enhance practically 34% from his earlier community look, an eleventh-round stoppage of Jaime Arboleda that averaged 195,000 viewers as the primary occasion of the December 12 Showtime card.
The opposite bout to air dwell on the July 3 telecast noticed Michel Rivera (21-0, 14KOs) climb off the canvas to attain a highlight-reel, eighth-round knockout of Spain’s Jon Fernandez (21-2, 18KOs). Their entertaining WBA light-weight title eliminator averaged 245,000 viewers, with a peak of 258,000 occurring on the time of Rivera’s sensational knockout sequence, a proper hand to place Fernandez down and out for the evening.
The unique rebroadcast of Davis-Barrios opened the telecast, averaging 166,000 viewers. The taped replay peaked at 241,000 viewers, coming simply previous the ten:00 pm. ET hour when Davis compelled the stoppage to win a secondary WBA junior welterweight title.
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox