Boxing - Theophane ready for Money Team debut against Pablo Cano

Londoner Ashley 'Treasure' Theophane opens the pay-per-view portion of the huge Floyd Mayweather v Saul Alvarez bill when he takes on Mexico's Pablo Cano (26-3-1) on Saturday.

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Boxing - Theophane ready for Money Team debut against Pablo Cano
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Theophane ready for Money Team debut against Pablo Cano

Former British light welterweight champion Theophane (33-5-1) has been sparring Mayweather in the build-up after signing with the American's own promotion company. He faces a tricky assignment against 23 year-old Cano, who has 20 knockouts from his 26 victories in the paid ranks.

"Cano is a good fighter - but I've beaten better," said Theophane.

"Yes, he's been in with some big names (Erik Morales, Paulie Malignaggi and Shane Mosley) but he's lost to those big names. Although he gave a good account of himself he still came up short so it's a fight I do expect to win.

"I've been preparing with the best in the world so I'm full of confidence and raring to go. I signed with Mayweather Promotions to become a world champion and I need to prove now that I'm good enough. If I don't win this fight then the dream is over - it's as simple as that."

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