–Adrien Broner dictated a brutal pace and moved forward from the outset, rocking Ashley Theophane with uppercuts from both hands over the first three rounds.
–Broner staggered and nearly dropped Theophane in the fourth, when the Englishman’s face began to show the effects of the punches it was absorbing.
–Broner unleased a number of unanswered blows in the ninth, starting with a body shot and ending with a right to the head that sent Theophane reeling around the ring, leading referee Luis Pabon to wave an end to the bout.
Adrien Broner dominated Ashley Theophane throughout the fight, showing superior hand speed and landing his power punches with accuracy before a sold-out crowd of 8,172 at the DC Armory.
From the outset, Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) hammered Theophane (39-7-1, 11 KOs) evenly to the head and body, and hurt him with a flurry of punches in the third round.
Broner staggered and nearly dropped Theophane in the fourth, as the Englishman’s puffy face began to show the effects of the punches being absorbed.
Theophane momentarily righted himself in the sixth and seventh rounds as he took advantage of Broner’s decreased punch output and used his jab to keep the four-division champion at bay.
Broner finally brought things to an end in the ninth when he blasted Theophane with a body shot, followed by several equally vicious punches that were punctuated by a right to the head. Theophane, his hands at his side, stumbled across the ring as referee Luis Pabon waved an end to the fight at 1:10 of the round.
- Broner vs Theophane