Cestus Management’s 140-to-147 pound world contender Ashley Theophane scored an impressive decision victory over IBF number 3 ranked welterweight Delvin Rodriguez.
Theophane displayed superb boxing skills as he constantly kept Rodriguez off balance by stepping around the Dominican’s offense and landing sharp combination's to clearly win a close action packed fight.
Rodriguez, who is a former 3 time world title challenger, worked hard but in the end, Theophane just proved to be the better fighter. The fight was the main event and took place at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma and was televised live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
The “Tresure” had this to say right after the fight; I'll fight any top fighter in the world, I'm ready for any of them. I finally found myself and anyone who wants to step up and fight lets do it tomorrow. I "hit Delvin (Rodriguez) with some real hard shots and he still kept coming and never quit. I was ready to do anything to win this fight and i did.
"Me and my team (Cestus) worked too hard for this and I knew I couldn’t let anyone of them down. This win is special and i can't explain how good i feel inside. I promise whoever wants to listen that there is a lot more to come from me in the future. Like i said I'll fight any top fighter in the world. I want a shot at a world title.”
Mike Michael, who is Cestus Management’s Chief Adviser, said, We are all very proud of “Ashley, he just beat the IBF World # 3 and he just proved that he is world class and is ready to fight the best. Ashley is one of the most consummate professional that i know and he showed how competitive and how much drive he has.
"Rodriguez is a tough kid but Ashley’s all round boxing ability and will to win was to much for him. This was a great win for Ashley and i am looking to fights him with any world ranked fighter that is willing to step up and fight us.
In closing, Michael said, “I would like to thank my good friend Jimmy Hartofilis for his undeniable support, Warriors Boxing, Starboxing and Mr Tony Holden and his team at the fabulous Buffalo Run Casino and most of all the fans for all of their support.