Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Theophane Explains His Secret Weapon To Beat Adrien Broner

By Declan Taylor

ASHLEY THEOPHANE has revealed what he believes will be his secret weapon when it comes to dethroning WBA light-welterweight KING Adrien Broner this spring: Nate Jones.

Londoner Theophane is set to clash the self-styled Problem in ‘March or April’, according to his promoter Floyd Mayweather, with Washington DC the suggested location.

The 39-6-1 Brit is a huge betting underdog in the fight against the Cincinnati native but insists he has what it takes to pull off an upset and become world champion at the age of 35.

Ashley Theophane is ready for Adrien Broner

Theophane is back in the UK as he wait for a date and venue to be finalised but he is training at West London’s All Stars Boxing Club and will head back to Las Vegas to complete his camp ahead of the fight.

And he says that Green will be the key to formulating his game plan because of his inside knowledge of Broner.

Theophane explained: “There’s Nate Jones who works with Floyd. He worked with Broner for one of his fights so he’s seen him first-hand.

“When he lost to Shawn Porter, he trained at our gym in Vegas and Nate was helping out so Nate knows his good points, his bad points. So we know what to do but it’s just for me to do it on the day.

“But Floyd has sparred with me and he knows I’ve got what it takes but it’s all about doing it when the lights are bright.”

Theophane is adamant he has no problem waiting around for news of the fight, which had been originally suggested as late January showdown in Atlanta, Georgia.

He added: “I spoke with the team today and they’re working on an exact date but it’s confirmed that I’ll be fighting Adrien next. It’s going to be March to April. It might be next month or the start of April. It’s going to be soon and I’m ready, whenever it will be. The last thing I heard is that Floyd said it will be in Washington DC.

“I could have fought on December 18 because there was a Money Team show but I missed it because I wanted to focus on the big one. I’m used to staying in the gym, staying in shape. It’s a dream come true to fight for the world title and Floyd has made it happen so I’m forever grateful.

“I’m doing some of the work over here but I’ll do the final stages of camp in Vegas to acclimatise. It has been great being home, everyone is here, I’ve got a nice reception so it’s great to be in London.”

The unassuming former British champion is not one for trash talking but says he will have no trouble handling Broner’s famous motor mouth during the build-up.

“He talks, that’s how he promotes his fights but it won’t faze me,” Theophane said. “But he’s saying the same things to me that he did to Shawn Porter and Marcos Maidana. I just have to stay focused and keep working on the game plan. With Adrien, you can never trust what he’s going to say.

“I’ve been around Floyd for three years now so I’ve seen the big fights in Vegas. Being around Floyd gives you that extra boost, he believes in me and that’s why this fight is going ahead. It’s all about just doing it on the night.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Drunk Punch on 02-04-2016

He's got some shocking tats.

Comment by BufordTannen on 02-04-2016

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;16443604]does he really have a tattoo that says "thug life"? :rofl: btw, so this crap fight is official? guess porter and chino ruined broner[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=DumpkinsPlus5;16443638]The first thing that came to mind.[/QUOTE] ditto lol..

Comment by DumpkinsPlus5 on 02-04-2016

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;16443604]does he really have a tattoo that says "thug life"? :rofl:[/QUOTE] The first thing that came to mind.

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 02-04-2016

does he really have a tattoo that says "thug life"? :rofl: btw, so this crap fight is official? guess porter and chino ruined broner

Comment by MrClutch85 on 02-04-2016

Theophane it's nothing you can do to beat Broner

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Brandon Rios vs. Ramon Alvarez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Fight To a Twelve Round Split Draw Gabe Rosado Vs. Luis Arias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Miller-Dinu Undercard Results From Mulvane, Kansas Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter' Luis Coria Faces Stiff Test in Thomas Valdez in Arizona Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder Might Knock Tyson Fury's Head Off! Spence, Crawford Trade Heated Words - Agree on $1 Million Bet Chordale Booker Ready To Show He's 'The Gift' in North Carolina Kerman Lejarraga Will Become a Huge Attraction, Says DiBella Promoter: Dinu's A Top-10 Heavyweight; Toughest Fight For Miller Omar Figueroa Craves Errol Spence Rematch in The Future Jarrell Miller: I'll Impose Will On Dinu & Get Him Out Of There Photos: Maurice Hooker Breaks Down, Stops Alex Saucedo Lennox Lewis: Wilder-Fury Will NOT Look Like Klitschko-Fury Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence-Garcia, Mayweather, Usyk, More Photos: Kavaliauskas in Line For Crawford After Arriaza KO Win Frank Warren Discusses a Big December For British Boxing Chael Sonnen Cautions of Mayweather-Nasukawa Double Cross Arum: We're Going To Look Very Closely at Crawford-Kavaliauskas Whyte Warns: Joshua Will Get a "Whooping" When Time Comes Kavaliauskas: I'm Ready To Fight Terence Crawford Next! Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Meet Face To Face in Oklahoma Maurice Hooker Gets Off The Floor To Batter, Stop Alex Saucedo Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jaron Ennis Blasts Out Ray Serrano in Two Rounds Kavaliauskas Knocks Out Arriaza In Third; Wants Crawford Next Sam Teah Hurts Kenneth Sims, Decisions Him Over Eight Andrew Moloney vs. Cris Paulino on December 14 in Perth Arnold Khegai Drops, Decisions a Tough Jorge Diaz Wilder: If Fury Tries To Rough Me Up - I'll Be His Worst Nightmare Callum Smith More Than Willing To Fight Andre Ward in May Luis Ortiz Vows To Make Kauffman Pay For 'Cheater' Comments Photos: Nico Hernandez Ready For Hometown Clash Top Rank VP: Arriaza is Measuring Stick Bout For Kavaliauskas Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Get Tense at Weigh-In
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement