|Real name||J'Leon Love|
|Rated at||Super Middleweight (168 lb)|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
September 25, 1987 |
Inkster, Michigan, U.S.
|Wins by KO||10|
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.
After his father turned him onto boxing, 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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
On August 30th, 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
|18 Wins (10 Knockouts, 7 decisions, 1 disqualification), 1 Losses (1 knockouts, 0 decisions), 0 Draws, 1 No Decision|
|Loss||18-1||Rogelio Medina||KO||3(10), 0:39||2014-08-30||Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||18-0||Marco Antonio Periban||UD||10||2014-05-03||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won Vacant WBA International Super Middleweight Title|
|Win||17-0||Vladine Biosse||TKO||10 (10), 0:45||2014-02-28||Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York|
|Win||16-0||Lajuan Simon||KO||6 (10), 2:48||2013-12-06||Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington|
|NC||–||Gabriel Rosado||NC||10||2013-05-04||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||J'leon Love tested positive for Hydrochlorothiazide, given 7 month suspension, $10K fine|
|Win||15–0||Derrick Findley||UD||10||2013-02-23||Detroit Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan|
|Win||14–0||Tyrone Selders||TKO||6 (8), 2:39||2012-11-03||Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, Humble, Texas|
|Win||13–0||Ramon Valenzuela, Jr.||DQ||8 (10), 0:37||2012-09-08||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||12–0||Joseph de los Santos||UD||8||2012-07-14||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||11–0||Ibahiem King||KO||3 (8), 0:38||2012-04-20||Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi|
|Win||10–0||Elie Augustama||UD||6||2012-01-06||Mallory Square, Key West, Florida|
|Win||9–0||Eddie Hunter||UD||6||2011-10-01||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||8–0||Guy Packer||KO||1 (4), 2:29||2011-07-02||Atwood Stadium, Flint, Michigan|
|Win||7–0||Lamar Harris||UD||4||2011-06-04||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||6–0||JC Peterson||TKO||2 (4), 2:13||2011-04-16||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut|
|Win||5–0||Fernando Calleros||UD||4||2010-05-22||Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut|
|Win||4–0||Jeremy Marts||TKO||1 (4), 1:29||2010-05-01||Johnson County Fairgrounds, Iowa City, Iowa|
|Win||3–0||Bryan Smith||KO||2 (4), 2:29||2010-03-25||Commerce Casino, Commerce, California|
|Win||2–0||Jeremy Marts||TKO||1 (4), 0:47||2010-05-01||James Brown Arena, Augusta, Georgia|
|Win||1–0||Vince Burkhalter||KO||1 (4), 1:33||2010-01-29||Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut||Professional debut.|
Titles in boxing
Lineal Championship titles:
- "J'Leon Love's Boxing Record". BoxRec. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- "J’Leon Love, Future Middleweight Threat". Boxing Insider. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- "J'Leon Love: A Wolverine on a Mission". ResSports.com. July 21, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
- Magno, Paul (5 October 2010). "Prospect Speaks Out: Exclusive Interview with J’Leon Love". Boxing Tribune.
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- Love-Valenzuela elevated to co-main event - ESPN
- - ESPN
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