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Adrien Broner vs Ashley Theophane report
Who won Broner vs Theophane?
Adrien Broner beat Ashley Theophane by technical knockout in the 9th round on Friday 1st April 2016 at DC Armory in Washington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super lightweight championship of the world.
Broner vs Theophane stats
Adrien Broner stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ashley Theophane made his way to the ring with a record of 39 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Broner had a massive power advantage over Theophane, boosting at 74% knock out percentage over Theophane's 28%.
Adrien Broner was the younger man by 9 years, at 33 years old.
Theophane had a height advantage of 1 inch over Broner. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Adrien Broner & Ashley Theophane fought out of an orthodox stance.
Broner was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 year and 11 months later than Theophane, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 78 less professional rounds, 247 to Theophane's 325.
Broner vs Theophane form
Broner had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Khabib Allakhverdiev on 3rd October 2015 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Shawn Porter on 20th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated John Molina Jr on 7th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Emmanuel Taylor on 6th September 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati.
He had lost to Marcos Maidana on 14th December 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.
Broner's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 3 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Theophane's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.5 rounds on average.
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