J'Leon Love

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J'Leon Love
Real name J'Leon Love
Rated at Middleweight (160 lb)
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Nationality American
Born (1987-09-25) September 25, 1987 (age 26)
Inkster, Michigan, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 17
Wins 16
Wins by KO 9
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests


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J'Leon Love (born September 25, 1987) of Inkster MI is an American professional boxer in the middleweight division. He is managed by Al Haymon and made his first appearance for them on April 16, 2011 at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket. His agent is JR Rickert of New York. He currently 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 NV [2]

Amateur career[edit]

After his father turned him onto boxing,[3] Love had a lustrous amateur career with a 115-5 record. He’s never been stopped. He has represented the USA team in many of international duals/tournaments Olympics 2008. He has fought Shawn Porter, Dennis Douglin, and a lot of other great amateur fighters.[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 down Burkhalter twice before the referee reached the count of 10 at 1:33.[5]

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

On May 4, 2013 Love fought Gabriel Rosado on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs Robert Guerrero. Prior to the fight, Love came 2 hours late to the weigh-in, and at the weigh-in he was 1.5 lbs over the weight limit, so he took one extra hour to try to make the weight, and he was fined $100 as a result. The fight was a very close fight, and although Love won by a split decision, the majority of viewers thought that Rosado actually won the fight, the judges' scores were 95-94 97-92 for Love and 95-94 for Rosado.[7]

After the fight, J'leon Love tested positive for Hydrochlorothiazide, which is a durectic used by athletes to cut weight, which is also banned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, due to the failed drug test, the decision was overturned from a split decision win for Love to a No Contest.[8]

Professional boxing record[edit]

16 Wins (9 Knockouts, 6 decisions, 1 disqualification), 0 Losses, 0 Draws, 1 No Decision[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
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 ND 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]


  1. ^ a b "J'Leon Love's Boxing Record". BoxRec. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "J’Leon Love, Future Middleweight Threat". Boxing Insider. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "J'Leon Love: A Wolverine on a Mission". ResSports.com. July 21, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Magno, Paul (5 October 2010). "Prospect Speaks Out: Exclusive Interview with J’Leon Love". Boxing Tribune. 
  5. ^ "Manfredo Wins Big in Middleweight Return". Max Boxing. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Love-Valenzuela elevated to co-main event - ESPN
  7. ^ - ESPN
  8. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/jleon-love-fails-drug-test-team-rosado-respond--65559

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