Jermell Charlo Vs Brian Castano Becomes Showtime’s Most-Watched Live Boxing Match Since 2019
The Showtime super fight between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano last Saturday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio pulled in a staggering 536,000 live viewers in the last rounds compared to the average of 422,000 watching the entire fight, according to Nielsen.
The fight, however, ended without a winner. Instead, Jermell got to keep his straps, and both boxers showed intent to return to the ring sooner to settle the scores.
Nielsen’s research showed that the 154-pound title unification fight on Showtime gathered the most audience since Gervonta Davis’ 12th-round stoppage of Yuriorkis Gamboa. The stats do not include statistics from the streaming services. The Davis vs. Gamboa fight with WBA lightweight strap on the line drew an average audience of 577,000 and a peak audience of 604,000. It took place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta in December 2019.
Earlier, Jermell’s twin brother Jermall Charlo shared the ring with Juan Macias Montiel to draw a whopping average 333,000 audience at Toyota Center in Houston. A peak audience of 379,000 had tuned in when Jermall was declared the winner via unanimous decision on June 19.