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Ashley Theophane reveals Eddie Hearn UK return offers, outlines future retirement plans

WBN 04/12/2017

Ashley Theophane has opened up on offers made by Eddie Hearn for a return to the United Kingdom in the near future.

The 37 year-old recently acquired the German International super-welterweight title and would be an ideal candidate for Kell Brook’s imminent move to the 154 division.

After competing in a landmark 50th pro contest, Theophane is carefully constructing the final stages of his career and remains undecided of where that could take him.

“2017 has been an interesting year for me. UK promoter, Eddie Hearn seems obsessed to get me back home to compete. I appreciate the attention,” said Theophane.

“It’s over 6 years since I fought in London, as British champion at Wembley Arena. Back then it was televised by Channel 5 and even Tyson Fury was part of the show.

“We were both British champions at the same time. Great memories!

“(I’ve had) 50 professional matches spanning 14 years – 41 victories, 1 draw and 8 losses.

“Surprisingly, half of my career has been spent fighting across the world, From St. Lucia, Luxembourg, USA, to Germany are all places that I’ve picked up victories.

“From making my debut at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, and fighting without a promoter for 10 years. What I’ve achieved is unheard of (even if I say so myself).

“This is a brilliant sport to have had the privilege of having competed in, but fighters can’t compete forever. At my age, I’m far wiser and far more careful with my health and it’s a well-planned year by year process.

“I’m making the plans for my “Treasure Gyms” the focus for life after boxing, along with motivational talks for the young and not forgetting my TV work as well,” he stated.

Read Ashley’s full blog here

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