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Broner vs Theophane official for April 1, PBC on Spike

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Adrien Broner vs Ashley Theophane is official and set for April Fool's Day. (But it's real.)

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Adrien Broner and Ashley Theophane will indeed meet on April 1 for Broner's WBA junior welterweight title, kicking off a new season of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike. The fight will take place at the D.C. Armory in Washington, DC.

Broner (31-2, 23 KO) went 2-1 last year, beating John Molina in March before a loss in the "Battle of Ohio" against Shawn Porter on June 20. He followed that up with a win over Khabib Allakhverdiev on October 3, picking up the WBA belt at 140 pounds.

Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KO) has been cleverly positioned into this spot, with his promoter Floyd Mayweather publicly backing him to win, and indicating some sort of falling out with Broner. But he's a 35-year-old fighter who hasn't been in contention in years now. He is a former British champion at 140 pounds, but that was in 2011-12. He's won six straight, but not against top competition, and he has struggled at times in those fights, too.

On the undercard, lightweight prospect Robert Easter Jr (16-0, 13 KO) will meet former super featherweight titleholder Algenis Mendez (23-3-1, 12 KO).