Belt up champ, Wright tells Theophane

Nigel Wright
Nigel Wright

NIGEL Wright aims to do his talking inside the ring when he challenges Ashley Theophane for the British light-welterweight title.

The Hartlepool boxer is set to take on the cockney champ, possibly in December in the North-East after promoter Frank Maloney won the purse bids for the bout.

Wright is unhappy at what he sees as a lack of respect from the 31-year-old Londoner.

And the Gus Robinson-managed fighter aims to make Theophane pay when they tape their gloves up for the north against south title confrontation.

“He has been letting his mouth go and I intend to shut him up,” Wright told SportMail.

“Theophane has been saying on the internet that he doesn’t rate me and that I haven’t fought anyone apart from [Ajose] Olusegun.

“He’s said that I don’t deserve a shot at his title.

“In my last four fights, I’ve beaten an ex-world champion, won two English light-welterweight title fights and beaten an unbeaten prospect.

“Those credentials aren’t bad – I believe I’ve earned my crack at the title.”

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