Second half of dual network double header checks in
The numbers are in for the Ali/Munguia card, as Saturday we saw a busy day of boxing with two cards coming one right after the other. On HBO Championship Boxing from the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York we had two championship bouts.
HBO averaged 711,000 for the live broadcast according Nielsen Media Research. The fight peaked at 779,000 viewers, which saw Ali lose his belt to the newcomer on the scene Jaime Munguia. The co-feature, junior featherweight Rey Vargas’ hard-fought unanimous decision win over Azat Hovhannisyan averaged 619,000 viewers and peaked at 740,000 viewers.
These are decent numbers for a secondary card on the day and the fact that Linares/Lomachenko was at an earlier time, gave this card a boost. Overall it was a great weekend of boxing, that left fans talking!
By: Wilson Urena