ADRIEN BRONER RETURNS TO TAKE ON LONDON'S ASHLEY THEOPHANE

Four-division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner (31-2, 23 KOs) defends his 140-pound world title against Ashley "The Treasure" Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KOs) Friday, April 1 on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
 
At 26-years-old, Broner is one of the most accomplished, and outspoken, young stars in the sport today. After picking up world titles at 130, 135 and 147-pounds, Broner earned a belt in a fourth weight division last October when he defeated tough Russian Khabib Allakhverdiev via a stoppage in the 12th and final round. Broner has spent portions of his training camp in Washington, D.C. for several years and now he will be fighting for the first time in the nation's capital.
 
"Ashley Theophane is a world class fighter and this is going to be a tough fight for me," said Broner. "I'm very excited to fight in Washington, D.C. My following is huge in D.C., it's my second home, and I think we're going to give the fans what they're looking for. I want to fight the best in the 140-pound weight division and Ashley Theophane is one of the best."
 
London's Theophane enters this fight on a six-bout winning streak and has had a long road towards his first world title opportunity. A former British world champion at 140-pounds, Theophane signed with Mayweather Promotions in 2013 and has enjoyed success stateside training out of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.
 
"I'm excited to face Adrien Broner for a super lightweight world championship," said Theophane. "It's been a long, hard road to get here. Thanks to Floyd Mayweather and everyone at Mayweather Promotions for their support over the last two and a half years. I get to have my career defining fight against a four-division world champion. It gets no bigger than that. I will be leaving the ring on April 1 as the new world champion."