Ashley “Treasure” Theophane: “I’m going to Beat Rodriguez”

By: Cestus Press - On July 30, 2010 , Cestus Management’s 147-pound contender Ashley Theophane headlines a major fight card that will be televised on ESPN’s FNF boxing series. The event will be live from the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami , Oklahoma .

Theophane, who is a veteran of 31 fights, will take on perennial contender Devlin Rodriguez in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds. It is a fight that pits both veterans at the crossroads in their career..

Theophane, who is training at the legendary Gleason’s Gym, said, “I’m training as hard as ever as I completely understand that my time is now and I have to seize this opportunity. I know (Delvin) Rodriguez has heart but his time is up as he’s had his chances.

I’m not going to let my team down(Cestus) and no disrespect to Delvin but I’m going to beat him!"

Mike Michael, who is Cestus’ Chief Advisor, said, “Ashley is looking phenomenal and he is ready and understands what this fight means for his immediate future.

After he was robbed in the Danny Garcia fight, Ashley promised that he was not going to leave any room for doubt and he is determined to prove it against Rodriguez."

Michael added, “I want to thank ESPN and the Buffalo Run Casino for this great opportunity. I know that the fans are in for a great night of boxing."


Next Friday Delvin Rodriguez (25-4-2, 14KO's) returns to ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" when he takes on Ashley Theophane (26-4-1, 7KO's) in the main event bout of the evening at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Rodriguez-Theophane is scheduled for ten rounds in the welterweight division.

"We are happy and looking forward to bringing such a high profile card, featuring one of top welterweights in the world in Delvin Rodriguez to the beautiful Buffalo Run Casino," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing. "The Casino is one of the most dynamic in Oklahoma, and given Delvin's past history on ESPN, in which he has produced some of the most exciting and memorable fights and knockouts in the network's history, we are very much looking forward to showcasing him there come July 30th."

The former world title challenger Rodriguez; the current USBA welterweight champion, and number three ranked welterweight in the world in the IBF world ratings; is coming off a dominate twelve round unanimous decision this past April over fellow former world title challenger, Mike Arnaoutis. A title shot for Rodriguez is looming and an impressive showing against Theophane should get him one step closer.

Theopane is coming off a win over Harasch Hotaki for the vacant IBO International welterweight title in June, and before that a hard fought, debatable split decision loss to highly regarded undefeated jr. welterweight contender, Danny Garcia (17-0, 11KO's).

The show is promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing in association with Warriors Boxing. ESPN will begin live coverage at 9PM ET.

Article posted on 23.07.2010

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