If making ones Las Vegas fight debut at the storied MGM Grand isn’t enough of a pressure builder for a fighter, try making your debut for the ever-successful Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s promotional company, Mayweather Promotions on the same night.
This is what English welterweight contender, Ashley Theophane (33-5, 10 KOs) will do on Sept. 14 when he fights Pablo Cesar Cano (26-3-1, 20 KOs) on the undercard of “The One” pay-per-view event headlined by Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Although the pressure might get to most fighters put into this situation, Theophane insists that he is just a small part of a large PPV event and won’t feel the pressure that Saturday night.
“To tell you the truth I’m not even thinking about the event. For me it’s Floyd Mayweather’s show because everyone is there to watch Floyd. So I’m just really focused on my fight and getting my win, because that’s what matters,” Theophane said.
Theophane signed with Mayweather Promotions in early August and he feel