WBA super lightweight champion Adrien Broner has predicted an early nights work on April 1 when the American shares the ring with Floyd Mayweather team member Ashley Theophane.
The 26 year-old makes the first defense of his fifth world title in four weight divisions against the US-based Briton at the DC Armory next month and fully expects to still be the reigning champion when the dust settles on their Washington contest.
“This training camp, I’ve really been perfecting my craft. This is going to be the best performance of my career,” said the outspoken Broner.
“It’s going to be a highlight reel performance. I’m not coming to just get a win. This fight isn’t going four rounds. That’s too many. This is going to be quick. I’m not playing,” he added.
Veteran Theophane, 35, is a former UK champion who gets his one and only chance to rule at the top on the back of a topsy-turvy and eventful 46-fight career.
‘Treasure’ has shared the ring with the likes of Danny Garcia, DeMarcus Corley, Delvin Rodriguez and Pablo Cesar Cano during a lengthy spell in the paid ranks and has by and large, held his own – losing two out of those four outings and splitting the other pair.
The likeable Londoner steps up in class once again in the next few weeks and will need to put on the performance of his life in order to dethrone Broner from his lofty perch as arguably the best 140-pound fighter on the planet at this moment in time.