Theophane Targeting Showdown With Khan
Written by Boxing News
Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:46
ASHLEY THEOPHANE Is Targeting A Showdown With AMIR KHAN
Both Brits were relieved of their titles in recent months, so Theophane feels a meeting would make perfect sense.
The Londoner is currently in his second week of sparring with WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns and he believes the experience has put him in good stead for a tussle with the Bolton man.
“There’s only two fights against other British boxers which interest me and one of them is Amir Khan,” Theophane said.
“I’ve been British champion but that’s not a level I’m looking at again because I feel I can get on the world stage.
“The British title will always be there and that’s something I can come back to later if I want. Right now I’m looking at the big fights and I’m confident that Hatton Promotions can deliver those for me.”
If common opponents are anything to go by, Theophane has a valid case for being confident of beating Amir Khan.
Theophane took current light-welterweight number one Danny Garcia to a close split decision in early 2010, while Khan was stopped by the Philadelphian inside four rounds this summer.
He said: “I’m at my best when I fight the best and I pushed Danny Garcia all the way, Khan couldn’t do that.
“Everyone in the division wants to fight Amir Khan because they know his chin isn’t great and you can beat him with just one punch.”
Theophane added that he’d also be interested in a rematch with Lenny Daws, providing the Morden man wins his proposed vacant EU title meeting with Finland’s Ville Piispanen.