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Spike TV to Support Broner-Theophane With Other Programming

by David P. Greisman

Spike TV began showing boxing in 2015 as one of the many networks airing “Premier Boxing Champions” broadcasts — and the way many of those fights went helped make Spike into BoxingScene’s “Network of the Year” for last year.

The April 1 bout between 140-pound titleholder Adrien Broner and Ashley Theophane will be Spike’s first PBC show of the year. The network will have other related programs ahead of the broadcast, according to Jon Slusser, senior vice president of sports and specials.

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“We’re going to supporting this fight in a lot of different ways, including creating shoulder programming that will air the week prior to the event,” Slusser said at the Feb. 29 press conference for the April 1 bout, which will take place at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.

“Our crews have been with the camps. We’ve had unbelievable access. And so we’re going to have great stories to tell in this shoulder programming coming very soon, which will be the week of the event. Look for that. We’ll have more announcements on that.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 03-01-2016

Let Broner knock off one of the other top dogs at 140 and with the fame (good or bad) he already has, who ever is left would have to deal with him. Ashley isn't a top dog, Broner will prove…

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 03-01-2016

[QUOTE=bballchump11;16506167]Thank God. If PBC puts on less fights, they need to go back to having prefight shows for the ones they do have. Get these newer fans to become invested into the fighters.[/QUOTE] Gervonta Davis will be on the show.…

Comment by Cinci Champ on 03-01-2016

cool looks like spike potentially is going to be a boxing strong hold in the future

Comment by Corelone on 03-01-2016

Broner could get better ratings, he could bottle neck 140. He's one big win away.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 03-01-2016

I heard they are actually gonna give Broner a series on Spike. I'm hearing rumors of a rebooting of Eight is Enough, but with baby mamas.

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