Former British light-welterweight champion Ashley Theophane is gearing up to return to the ring once again as the Londoner looks to continue his march towards some big challenges on the back of his domestic succes last year.
Theophane, 32, is two fights into his comeback from his shock Darren Hamilton loss after coming through Ronnie Warrior Jr. and Chaurembo Palasa with relative ease and the globetrotting star has his eyes on another headlining fight Stateside in the coming months.
“My next fight looks like it will be in Europe. I’ll be in training camp in the USA for 4 weeks prior to it,” Theophane told World Boxing News.
“My last fight was in Luxembourg and the one before that in America, so I’m looking for more International fights this year. Those are the ones I enjoy and turned professional to compete in.
“My expectations for 2013 are to win another title, fight in America and get world ranked again,” he explained.
Current world champion Danny Garcia, whom Theophane shared ten rounds with in 2010 and just lost out via a split decision, is back in action this coming April, with ‘Treasure’ refusing to give up on a possible rematch with the number one fighter at 140 sometime in the future.
24 year-old Garcia battles five-time world title holder Zab Judah in the second defence of his unified WBC and WBA belts and Theophane believes the fight is in the balance as the two prepare to clash at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in the spring.
“Danny against Zab is a good fight,” said Theophane. “I know Zab has been watching my fight with Garcia and Danny hasn’t improved much since our fight. He struggled against Kendall Holt, beat a war torn Erik Morales and knocked out Amir Khan.
“Zab has a good chance if he comes in shape and uses the right tactics,” he added.