J'Leon Love

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J'Leon Love
Real name J'Leon Love
Rated at Super Middleweight (168 lb)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Nationality American
Born (1987-09-25) September 25, 1987 (age 27)
Inkster, Michigan, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 19
Wins 18
Wins by KO 10
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests


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J'Leon Love (born September 25, 1987) is an American professional boxer in the Super Middleweight division where he is the current WBA International Super Middleweight Champion. He is managed by Al Haymon and made his first appearance on April 16, 2011 at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket. His agent is J. R. Rickert of New York. He is trained by Angel Carabello, Nelson Figeuroa, Rodney Christler and strength and conditioning trainer and cutman Bob Ware Jr. Love trains out of the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

After his father turned him onto boxing,[3] Love had an amateur career record of 115-5. He has represented the USA team in many international tournaments, including the 2008 Olympics. His opponents have included Shawn Porter, Dennis Douglin.[4]

  • Amateur Record:
    • 2006-2009 Detroit Golden Gloves Champion
    • 2006-2008 US. Michigan State Champion
    • 2007 National Ringside World Champion
    • 2007 National Golden Gloves Silver Medalist
    • 2007 National PAL Silver Medalist
    • 2008 Olympic Training Partner

Professional career[edit]

On January 29, 2010 Love made his professional debut by knocking out Vince Burkhalter in the first round of a four-round middleweight bout. Love knocked Burkhalter down twice before the referee reached the count of 10 at 1:33.[5]

On September 8, 2012 Love fought Ramon Valenzuela in the opening bout of Showtime Championship Boxing.[6] Love won by disqualification in the eighth round.

On May 4, 2013 Love fought Gabriel Rosado on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs Robert Guerrero. Prior to the fight, Love came two hours late to the weigh-in, and at the weigh-in he was 1.5 lbs over the weight limit. He took an extra hour to make the weight and was fined $100 as a result. The fight was very close, and although Love won by split decision, the majority of viewers thought that Rosado actually won the fight. The judges' score cards read 95-94 97-92 for Love and 95-94 for Rosado.[7]

After the fight, Love tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic used by athletes to cut weight. The drug is banned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Because of the failed drug test, the decision was overturned from a split decision win for Love to a no contest.[8]

On August 30, 2014, Love faced fringe contender Rogelio Medina. Medina had recently been stopped by fellow Money Team super middleweight contender Badou Jack, and was not viewed as a threat. However in the third round, Medina suddenly landed a vicious left hook that momentarily separated Love from his senses and dropped him. Love attempted to rise, his right leg twitching violently, but was unable to and the referee stopped the match.

Professional boxing record[edit]

18 Wins (10 Knockouts, 7 decisions, 1 disqualification), 1 Losses (1 knockouts, 0 decisions), 0 Draws, 1 No Decision[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 18-1 Mexico Rogelio Medina KO 3(10), 0:39 2014-08-30 United States Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 18-0 Mexico Marco Antonio Periban UD 10 2014-05-03 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won Vacant WBA International Super Middleweight Title
Win 17-0 United States Vladine Biosse TKO 10 (10), 0:45 2014-02-28 United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
Win 16-0 United States Lajuan Simon KO 6 (10), 2:48 2013-12-06 United States Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington
NC United States Gabriel Rosado NC 10 2013-05-04 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada J'leon Love tested positive for Hydrochlorothiazide, given 7 month suspension, $10K fine
Win 15–0 United States Derrick Findley UD 10 2013-02-23 United States Detroit Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan
Win 14–0 United States Tyrone Selders TKO 6 (8), 2:39 2012-11-03 United States Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, Humble, Texas
Win 13–0 United States Ramon Valenzuela, Jr. DQ 8 (10), 0:37 2012-09-08 United States Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 12–0 Dominican Republic Joseph de los Santos UD 8 2012-07-14 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 11–0 United States Ibahiem King KO 3 (8), 0:38 2012-04-20 United States Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Win 10–0 Haiti Elie Augustama UD 6 2012-01-06 United States Mallory Square, Key West, Florida
Win 9–0 United States Eddie Hunter UD 6 2011-10-01 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 8–0 United States Guy Packer KO 1 (4), 2:29 2011-07-02 United States Atwood Stadium, Flint, Michigan
Win 7–0 United States Lamar Harris UD 4 2011-06-04 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 6–0 Guyana JC Peterson TKO 2 (4), 2:13 2011-04-16 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Win 5–0 United States Fernando Calleros UD 4 2010-05-22 United States Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 4–0 United States Jeremy Marts TKO 1 (4), 1:29 2010-05-01 United States Johnson County Fairgrounds, Iowa City, Iowa
Win 3–0 United States Bryan Smith KO 2 (4), 2:29 2010-03-25 United States Commerce Casino, Commerce, California
Win 2–0 United States Jeremy Marts TKO 1 (4), 0:47 2010-05-01 United States James Brown Arena, Augusta, Georgia
Win 1–0 United States Vince Burkhalter KO 1 (4), 1:33 2010-01-29 United States Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut Professional debut.

Titles in boxing[edit]

Major Sanctioning Bodies:

Minor Sanctioning Bodies:

Lineal Championship titles:


Love also has a profession in modeling. He has had the opportunity to model with English supermodel Kate Moss in early 2007.[4]


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