MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS WELCOME’S BRITISH LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION ASHLEY THEOPHANE TO THE MONEY TEAM
Las Vegas (August 8, 2013) – Mayweather Promotions is proud to announce the signing of World Class Fighter, Ashley “Treasure” Theophane, the current British Light Welterweight Champion. Ashley is the 10th fighter to be welcomed the Money Team “Rising Stars” stable. “Floyd Mayweather, Leonard Ellerbe, the whole Money Team, and Mayweather Promotions staff has shown me much love and respect. I used to watch Floyd train via Sky Sports or BoxNation in the UK, and now I’m part of The Money Team. Dreams can come true, you just have to have self-belief to make it a reality,” stated Theophane in response to what it feels like to join the Mayweather Promotions’ banner.
Just last month, Ashley entered the Mayweather Camp as one of a select few to serve as Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s sparring partners in preparation for what many are calling one of the most compelling and anticipated fights left in boxing, “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO.” Ashley has been very vocal as to the experience he has gained being able to train at the famed Mayweather Boxing Club where he gets to be surrounded by a host of talent from around the world and also witness Mayweather train in preparation for his upcoming mega-fight.
Having trained with some of the world’s greatest fighters in the toughest gyms from London to Las Vegas, Ashley has forged an enviable reputation for carving his own path. With an undeniable love for the sport, Ashley took it upon himself to train hard all while managing himself and fighting across the globe. His drive has lead to him establishing a name for himself abroad alongside other boxing elite.
Ashley “Treasure” Theophane will be making his Money Team debut in a 10-round welterweight battle against Pablo Cesar “Demoledor” Cano at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on the September 14 “The One” Pay-Per-View undercard. With his 33-5-1 record the future is nothing short of bright for Treasure. The common theme throughout the Mayweather Camp is “Hard Work & Dedication” and his work ethic aligns precisely. For updates on all Mayweather Promotions fighters please visit: www.mayweatherpromotions.com/fighters
About Ashley Theophane
Born and raised in a tough area of London, Ashley knew he was destined for something greater than what the habitats accepted as their fate. The negativity around Ashley motivated him to achieve success and he focused on the positive around him. At the age of 22, with no money behind him and little support back in the UK, he set off to New York to fight in small halls across the world. Ashley trained relentlessly, sparred with the very best, and learned the art of winning while beginning the long road back to Wembley for his British title fight victory against Lenny Daws, followed by a stunning title defense against former European champion Jason Cook. On December 28, 2012 Ashley won the GBC World Welterweight Title. It’s a journey that has propelled Ashley Theophane into a genuine world title contender and the boxing elite; a fighter who understands and exemplifies the art, tactics and reading of the sport as much as the critical physical conditioning.
About Mayweather Promotions
Mayweather Promotions is the past, present and future of sports and entertainment. Its President, five-division World Champion Floyd Mayweather founded the company in 2007. The “Rising Stars” are boxing’s new generation of talent under the Mayweather Promotions Banner. The impressive roster of 10 includes; Ishe Smith, Mickey Bey Jr, Ronald Gavril, Luis Arias, J’Leon Love, Lanell Bellows, Badou Jack, Chris Pearson, Andrew Tabiti, and its newest addition Ashley Theophane. Each member of this privileged group is eager to show the world what can happen when you’re put in a unique situation and given everything you need to be successful. Their drive, hard work, and dedication will bring a lot of excitement to the sport of boxing now and in the future.
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