Adrien Broner's April 1st mismatch with Ashley Theophane won't just be a throwaway card, it seems, as the Spike show has added a bevy of young talent. Though most of them, including famed testicle-wrecker Anthony Peterson, lack opponents, two fights are official: Robert Easter Jr. vs. Algenis Mendez and Gervonta Davis vs. Guillermo Avila.
Easter (16-0, 13 KO), a 2012 Olympic alternate, is no stranger to the PBC airwaves, having tagged along with Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter, and Broner vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev in 2015 alone. He's yet to be truly tested in his career, a fact which Mendez (23-3-1, 12 KO) is well-equipped to change. The Dominican once held the IBF super featherweight title and owns a recent (admittedly controversial) victory over Miguel Vazquez.
Super featherweight Davis (14-0, 13 KO) won't be in quite as tough. The twenty-one-year-old "Tank," who was last seen thrashing Luis Sanchez on the undercard of Rances Barthelemy vs. Denis Shafikov, faces Avila (16-5, 13 KO) a twenty-three-year-old with no quality wins. He has, however, been in there with some solid fighters, including Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., Jonathan Oquendo, and Miguel Marriaga.
Kareem Martin, Patrick Harris, and Demond Nicholson, among others, will also be in action.