David Benavidez vs. Ronald Ellis Viewership Numbers Revealed
The viewership totals for David Benavidez vs. Ronald Ellis are in.
Benavidez and Ellis shared the ring in a super-middleweight clash. It was a fairly one-sided showing in favor of Benavidez. In the 11th round, Ellis was stopped via TKO. Ellis protested the stoppage but the winner was clear.
According to Nielsen Media Research, the Benavidez vs. Ellis headliner took in an average of 230,000 viewers. That number peaked at 260,000 in the early going of the main event.
There are also viewership totals for the undercard. The co-headliner featuring Issac Cruz vs. Matias Romero took in an average of 191,000 viewers. An average of 168,000 viewers tuned in for Terrell Gausha vs. Jamontay Clark.
After the bout with Ellis, Benavidez told BoxingScene.com that working with Big Bear paid dividends in his performance.
“I haven’t felt like this since the [Rogelio] Porky Medina fight (in May 2017). I’m definitely going to go back to Big Bear for my training camps.
“I wasn’t even worried about the rounds. I just asked my dad what round it was just so I could push the gas. When he told me it was the 11th round, I was like “Oh shit.” I had to push it. I wasn’t tired at all. That’s what working out in Big Bear does. It gives you stamina like crazy.”
Benavidez said he wants to continue to work on things with Big Bear on his journey back to championship gold.
“There’s still more to do. I want to throw 100 punches per round. I feel like 70 isn’t good enough. I want to be a great fighter at the end of the day. That’s my sweet spot [at Big Bear]. I want to work how my idols trained.”