Those that tuned in to watch Chris Colbert fight Saturday night were treated to much more entertainment than his previous televised appearance provided.

According to numbers Nielsen Media Research released Tuesday, an average of 195,000 viewers watched Colbert beat Jaime Arboleda by 11th-round technical knockout in Showtime’s main event. Brooklyn’s Colbert (15-0, 6 KOs) dropped Panama’s Arboleda (16-2, 13 KOs) once late in the ninth round and three times in the 11th round at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Referee Steve Willis stopped their scheduled 12-round fight for Colbert’s WBA interim super featherweight title at 1:37 of the 11th round.

An average of 163,000 viewers watched Showtime’s “Special Edition” telecast in its entirety.

The fight Showtime aired before Colbert beat Arboleda, Richardson Hitchins’ win against Argenis Mendez, drew an average of 162,000 viewers. Brooklyn’s Hitchins defeated Mendez by split decision, although it appeared as if the 23-year-old, 140-pound prospect clearly deserved to win their 10-rounder.

Hitchins (12-0, 5 KOs), who is promoted and mentored by Floyd Mayweather, won by big margins on the cards of judges Glenn Feldman (99-91) and Steve Weisfeld (98-92). Judge Don Ackerman oddly scored their fight for the 34-year-old Mendez (25-6-3, 12 KOs, 1 NC), who won 97-93 on his scorecard.

The abbreviated opener of Showtime’s tripleheader, Ronald Ellis’ injury-related stoppage of Matt Korobov, attracted an average of 187,000 viewers.

The 37-year-old Korobov (28-4-1, 14 KOs) was winning on two scorecards before suffering an injury to his left Achilles tendon late in the fourth round. Korobov couldn’t answer the bell to start the fifth round, thus Ellis was declared a TKO winner.

Ellis (18-1-2, 12 KOs), of Lynn, Massachusetts, trailed on the scorecards of Ackerman (40-36) and Weisfeld (40-36) at the time of the stoppage. Feldman scored the action even through four rounds (38-38).

An injury cost Korobov a TKO defeat early in a second straight fight. The Russian southpaw suffered a tear to his left rotator cuff early in the second round of his loss to England’s Chris Eubank Jr. (29-2, 22 KOs) in December 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.