Ashley Theophane will get a shot at a world title.
He only has to seize his chance when it comes along says two-time world champion Paulie Malignaggi.
Paddington-born Theophane has beaten the best, but suffered a setback last September against Pablo Cesar Cano over 10 rounds in Las Vegas.
The boxer known as Treasure got back to winning ways against Robert Osiobe and Angino Perez - the latter a fourth round stoppage in May, again in Vegas that now doubles as the west Londoner’s second home after signing with Floyd Mayweather Promotions.
Theophane, 33, (35-6-1) guessed in one who had been praising him.
“Great news,” said Treasure, “that’s the sort of thing Paulie would say.”
“Ashley’s a little bit unappreciated,” said the former IBF Light Welterweight and WBA Welterweight Champion.
“He’s been in with some good fighters on some of the biggest stages in the world, and has to be given credit for that.
"But he’s had it rougher than most, and hadn’t always had the benefit of being taken care of like some fighters.
"You’ve got to give him credit for not taking no for an answer. Some would have got frustrated and said: ‘to hell with it.’ He went and searched for the right answer, and it looks as if he’s done so in Las Vegas and the States.
“He’s got his opportunity, and a pretty solid team looking out for him now; a team that can put him in position. What’s he got to do is do his job and win the fights put in front of him.”
The next one is set for September on a Mayweather bill in Vegas, with Lamont Peterson and the IBF belt at light-welter looming large in the distance.
Meanwhile, Treasure was on hand to present awards at the recent All Stars Boxing show in Paddington.
The best bout was a cracker was a debut from the host club’s MJ Rendell against Gina Boot of Five Star.
From the opening bell it was clear Boot came to fight but Rendell showed true grit and superior strength to win over three rounds.
Upcoming All Stars prospect Sammi Ahad put on an impressive display of boxing, coming back from an early knockdown to out-point experienced and heavier opponent Connor Marden from Earlsfield ABC.
All Stars’ Salma Sajil, 11, showed she was one for the future in her skills bout from Earlsfield, and club-mate Mahmoud Kallam was also an impressive winner.