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Brit Theophane added to Mayweather undercard

Brit Theophane added to Mayweather undercard
By Eurosport

09/08/2013 at 21:17Updated 09/08/2013 at 21:35

Ashley Theophane will fight Pablo Cesar Cano on a strong undercard for Floyd Mayweather’s Vegas showdown with Saul Alvarez on September 14.

London welterweight Theophane, 32, comes off the back of two victories (33-5-1) but faces a tough test against the 23-year-old Mexican, who is 26-3-1, with two of those defeats controversial decisions to Paulie Malignaggi and Shane Mosley.

The main attraction on the undercard sees WBC and WBA Super Lightweight world champion Danny Garcia (USA, 26-0-0) face hard-hitting WBC Interim Super Lightweight world champion Lucas Matthysse (Argentina, 36-2-0, 34 ko).

Former ‘Contender’ Reality TV star Ishe Smith (25-5-0, 11 ko) is also in action, with the 34-year-old American pitted against another Mexican Carlos Molina in a bout for the IBF Junior Middleweight title.

The unification fight between Mayweather and unbeaten 23-year-old ‘El Canelo’ Alvarez sees the WBA and WBC titles put on the line in a bout which may determine the true number one pound-for-pound boxer in the world today.

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