WASHINGTON, D.C. - Four-division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner and 140-pound contender Ashley "The Treasure" Theophane went face-to-face Wednesday for the first time since their heated press conference in February as they near their Premier Boxing Champions on Spike world title showdown taking place Friday, April 1 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. Photos by Stephanie Trapp.
Also in attendance Wednesday was unbeaten rising star Robert Easter Jr. and his opponent, former world champion Algenis Mendez, who meet in a 10-round lightweight battle, plus rising undefeated prospect Gervonta "The One" Davis and his opponent, Mexico's Guillermo Avila, who discussed their 10-round super featherweight battle that opens PBC on Spike coverage at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
Additionally, local lightweight contender Anthony Peterson and 168-pound contender J'Leon Love were on hand ahead of their respective bouts taking place Friday night.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by About Billions Promotions and Mayweather Promotions in association with HeadBangers Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visitwww.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations or call (800) 745-3000.
"I'm happy to be fighting at home. I know I've got a strong opponent. He's a great fighter who's going to be ready to fight from the first bell.
"I don't want to rush in there. That's how you lose. We're going to work out jab. Go in and out and execute a game plan.
"It means a lot to fight at the DC Armory because I had my first professional fight there. I'm looking forward to getting in the ring again.
"I'm ready to put on a show April 1. My team is strong and ready to great things in this sport.
"This has been a really good camp. We've been working very hard. I started in Washington, D.C. at HeadBangers and finished up at home in Baltimore. It's another day out here in the lights.
"I know my opponent is strong and will be ready. This is another step on the way to a world title. April 1 will be an epic night."