After losing a good fight to Pablo Cesar Cano, Ashley Theophane has been rebuilding his career. Gradually becoming one of the more senior members of Floyd Mayweather’s Money Team, Theophane boxes in Texas on Friday night but was performing a crisp pad session with trainer Nate James at the Mayweather Boxing Club on Tuesday before heading south on Wednesday.
You lost to Cano, but you’ve had two comparatively easy fights since. Is it a matter of now pushing for big fights in 2015?
Yes. They wanted me to stay active and to get wins and they like me to ready for when they can get me back in the limelight again. This year has been about getting wins, working on stuff I need to work on and staying active. That’s what I’ve done and in my last two fights I’ve looked good so we want to finish on a high and make it three out of three.
It seems like you’ve spent most of the year out here.
Yeah, I’ve been out here for over eight months, the longest time and it’s hard, being away from friends and family. But it’s the sacrifice you have to make if you want to follow your dreams.