Ashley Theophane, Prince Patel score early knockouts in Hungary
Former world title challenger Ashley Theophane continued his globetrotting exploits this weekend with a victory in Hungary.
His second visit to the country was his sixth since December 2017. Theophane did light work for his opponent by scoring a second-round stoppage.
Speaking to World Boxing News after the fight, Theophane is already planning another journey shortly.
“I enjoyed the Boxing gala in Budapest. I’m happy to report a KO in round two,” Theophane told WBN. “My next fight is in Dubai with Badou Jack Promotions.
“Then June 22nd with promoter Mickey Helliet at York Hall. The last time I fought in London was when I defended my British title in 2011 at Wembley Arena.
That Badou Jack event Theophane speaks of will take place on May 3rd at the Five Palms Jumeriah.
Former world title-holder Jack is pleased to be hosting the show.
“I am looking forward to bringing a lot of excitement to Dubai with some very entertaining combat sports events,” said Jack.
“This is a great opportunity to take the next step in my career with this promotional company.
“We’re looking to build something with the fighters and the fans that will become part of the fabric of the entertainment culture in this region.”
Theophane now boasts 47 wins and is hurtling towards the magic 50 before retirement.
As ‘Treasure’ explained, it’s been quite a ride in the sport.
“I’m proud that I’ve fought and won in nine countries to date. Headlined in Las Vegas and was a member of Mayweather Promotions for five years.
“I’ve had an inspiring journey. From York Hall in London to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.”
Also on the bill was ‘Britain’s Most Active Boxer’ – Prince Patel.
Already making his second appearance of the year, Patel scored another knockout.
In 2018, Patel fought and won eleven times, picking up a WBO bantamweight ranking in the process.
Patel also gave his thoughts to WBN.
“It was the first round, and I think the first minute,” Patel told World Boxing News before outlining his plans to come.
“I’m working on bigger things as I move forward and up the rankings. It’s no easy task with no managerial or promotional help.
“Despite this, I am staying as active as I can. I’m doing this instead of just waiting for things to happen,” he concluded.