Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Theophane: Mayweather Believes I Can Beat Broner

by David P. Greisman

Floyd Mayweather spoke with Ashley Theophane last year in the time before Mayweather’s final fight. While Mayweather was preparing to hang up his gloves with a bout against Andre Berto, he was also thinking as a promoter, thinking about what could come soon for Theophane, one of the fighters in his stable.

What could come soon, Mayweather told him, was a bout with Adrien Broner.

Then Broner won a junior-welterweight title and used his post-fight interview to call out Theophane. That was in October 2015. Broner-Theophane will take place on April 1, 2016, at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., and airing on Spike TV.

boxing

“I got this fight because Floyd Mayweather believes I can win,” Theophane said at a recent press conference.

Mayweather knows Theophane well, not just as his promoter but also from sparring.

“Ashley Theophane, this guy has pushed me to the limit,” Mayweather said. “This guy is not going to lay down. This guy is not going to quit.”

That confidence inspires Theophane.

“I’m representing Floyd. Floyd ain’t going to fight him. Floyd believes I can win. That’s the reason why this fight is going down,” Theophane said. “He’s like a mentor. Just words. He’s retired now. So anything is just motivational words, just helping with the game plan and stuff. Floyd is one of the smartest, if not the smartest boxer ever. There’s knowledge he can give that you can’t get from no one else.”

Pick up a copy of David’s book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide. Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by QballLobo on 03-05-2016

Mayweather telling a guy in his stable that he thinks he can win his next fight? Amazing!...what the hell was he going to tell him? "Hey buddy i know we promote you but your about to get your ass whipped…

Comment by Redd Foxx on 03-05-2016

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;16515396]I wish we had a prediction nerd around here [/QUOTE] Would be fantastic. The real mouthy, bold predictors are typically the ones who make garbage/biased predictions or just go with the odds and fail to give any insights. Would…

Comment by OctoberRed on 03-05-2016

Glad someone does

Comment by Strive 4 Truth on 03-05-2016

Question is Ashley...What do you actually believe?

Comment by Eff Pandas on 03-05-2016

I wish we had a prediction nerd around here who kept track of boxing people's predictions on fights. That'd be fun to look at & dog guys on. I can't recall Mayweather hyping many big upsets or calling many fights…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Anvar Yunusov Stops Jose Salinas in Seventh Round Jarrell Miller: If No Joshua - I'd Fight Whyte, Chisora, Allen or Price! Firat Arslan, Sefer Seferi Battle To a Draw: Chudinov Faces Mendy Photos: Matchroom Girls Hit The Kansas Star Arena Photos: Brandon Rios Batters and Stops Ramon Alvarez Hearn: Wilder-Fury Will Be Terrible; Fury Will Get Knocked Out Photos: Jarrell Miller Crushes Bogdan Dinu in The Fourth Spence: Jermell Charlo Beats Hurd, Enters Pound-For-Pound Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Battle To a Split Draw Photos: Claressa Shields Earns More Gold, Easily Beats Rankin Archie Sharp Aims To Land Ryan Garcia, His Female Fans Too Buboy Studying Broner, Getting Pacquiao's Camp Ready Rizin CEO Warns: Nasukawa Will Aim To Knock Mayweather Out! Josh Kelly: Usyk Not Ready For Joshua, Can He Take The Power? Seniesa Estrada Wins Big; Tom Schwarz and Krasniqi Win Too Jarrell Miller Blasts Out Bogdan Dinu in Four Rounds Jarrell Miller vs. Bogdan Dinu - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Claressa Shields Dominates Hannah Rankin, Wins Decision Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Rios Breaks Down, Stops Ramon Alvarez in Ninth 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
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement