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The flashy and outspoken Adrien Broner brings an audience. His action-packed welterweight fight on Saturday night in his hometown of Cincinnati against good pal Adrian Granados, which resulted in a split decision win for Broner in a razor-close battle, averaged 779,000 viewers for Showtime and peaked at 859,000, according to Nielsen Media Research. It was the best viewership and best peak viewership for a Showtime main event in two years, since Deontay Wilder outpointed Bermane Stiverne to win a heavyweight title in January 2015, though that fight averaged 1.24 million viewers and peaked at 1.34 million. The Broner-Granados numbers, however, only include Showtime subscribers and do not include those watching Showtime's free preview weekend or the live stream of the card on Twitter, a first-time experiment for the network, which likely added many more viewers.

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

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All-Mexican bout heats up.

Two-division world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr talked in Mexico City ahead of the all-Mexican fight scheduled for May 6th in Las Vegas.

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Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. was with his son Julio Jr. at Monday's kickoff news conference – the first of four this week in four different cities -- for the May 6 showdown with Canelo Alvarez and had this to say about the HBO PPV fight (at a catch weight of 164.5 pounds): "I foresee a real tough fight. We have seen the best of Canelo, but we have not seen the best of my son. I firmly believe that with a disciplined training camp, Junior is able to knock out not just Canelo but anyone in his way. I want to thank everyone who has come out to support my son. I can honestly say that this is a dream come true, and we are looking forward to the fight."

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer

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McGregor shows off boxing skills.

With the rumors of a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. not going away, MMA superstar Conor McGregor shows off his boxing skills working the bag in training.

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Is Roach trying to give McGregor-Mayweather more leverage?

Max Kellerman speculates Freddie Roach is saying Conor McGregor has a chance against Floyd Mayweather in order to make the fight look more appealing.

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Broner edges Granados by split decision.

Adrien Broner defeats good friend Adrian Granados by split decision in a welterweight matchup in Broner's hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Peterson tops Avanesyan for welterweight belt.

Coming off a 16-month layoff, Lamont Peterson beats David Avanesyan via unanimous decision to capture the WBA "regular" welterweight title.

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Jones Jr. uses brutal combo for TKO win.

Roy Jones Jr. levels Bobby Gunn with a combination late in the seventh round and the referee calls a stop to the fight early in the eighth, giving Jones his 65th career victory.

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Roy Jones Jr. has message for potential future opponent.

After defeating Bobby Gunn via TKO, Roy Jones Jr. hears about a fighter from New Jersey calling him out and Jones delivers his response.

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At the age of 48, former pound-for-pound king Roy Jones Jr. is getting ready to jump into the ring to face Bobby Gunn.

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Joshua: Boxing is a young man's game.

Anthony Joshua warns Wladimir Klitschko that he's fully focused on defeating him in London on April 29th.

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Adrien Broner ready to return against Adrian Granados.

Bernardo Osuna breaks down the Adrien Broner-Adrian Granados welterweight matchup.

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Atlas suggests McGregor may not follow rules in Mayweather fight.

Teddy Atlas speculates how Conor McGregor may act in a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather.

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Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor

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Mayweather-McGregor fight not a done deal yet.

Brett Okamoto reports the latest on the possibility of a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

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Mayweather-McGregor still faces many hurdles.

Brett Okamoto details the steps that have to be taken before we can see a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.

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Mayweather is ready whenever McGregor is.

Stephen A. Smith says the opportunity is there for Floyd Mayweather to face Conor McGregor, but it's up to McGregor to iron some things outs.

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