Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bronco McKart Hurt, J’Leon Love to Face Findley Instead

by David P. Greisman

Former junior-middleweight titleholder Bronco McKart has suffered an injury in training camp and will no longer be facing middleweight prospect J’Leon Love on Showtime on Feb. 23, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press.

Love told BoxingScene.com via text message Tuesday morning that he will be facing Derrick Findley instead.

“I’d been sparring middleweights and heavyweights, and everything was fine,” McKart told the Detroit Free Press. “Then I spar a guy around 135 pounds, and he lands a freaky shot under my right ribcage. It didn’t hurt much at the time, but a couple days later, I couldn’t breathe properly. I went to the hospital for X-rays and was told I had bruised the ribs and could easily have suffered a punctured lung.”

McKart, who lives less than an hour away from Detroit — where the card is taking place — is about a month away from his 42nd birthday. He captured a world title at 154 pounds in 1996, losing it in his first defense, against Winky Wright. His career has included several comebacks; his most recent return began in 2012, with a majority decision win last April over a 17-9-1 fighter named Jose Medina and then a seventh-round technical knockout loss to Anthony Mundine in July, according to BoxRec.com. That brought his record to 54-10-1 (32 knockouts).

Love, a 25-year-old who originally hails from Michigan, is 14-0 with 8 knockouts. His last appearance was in November, a sixth-round technical knockout of Tyrone Selders.

Findley, 28, has been a measuring stick opponent for several prospects, including Andre Ward in 2006, Andre Dirrell in 2009, Matvey Korobov in 2010 and Fernando Guerrero in 2011. He is coming off a second-round stoppage of Ronald Hearns, a victory that brought his record to 20-8 (13 knockouts).

The Showtime broadcast initially was to have been headlined by Devon Alexander vs. Kell Brook, but Alexander suffered what he said was a biceps injury. That pushed the junior-middleweight title bout between Cornelius Bundrage and Ishe Smith into the main event.

BoxingScene.com has sent an email to a Showtime spokesman to find out whether Love vs. Findley would be part of the “Showtime Championship Boxing” undercard or would instead be one of the preliminary bouts broadcast on Showtime Extreme. This article will be updated when more details are available.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

Tags: J'Leon Love image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by edgarg on 02-13-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13027110]Former junior-middleweight titleholder Bronco McKart has suffered an injury in training camp and will no longer be facing middleweight prospect J’Leon Love on Showtime on Feb. 23, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Love told BoxingScene.com via…

Comment by SlimTim on 02-12-2013

Even with the original opponent Showtime Championship boxing is now showing boxeo telemundo caliber cards

Comment by BritJimbo on 02-12-2013

Bronko McCart? Seriously? Tony Marshall, Ayub Kalule, Maurice Hope weren't available?

Comment by -PBP- on 02-12-2013

I know injuries and cancellations are a part of the sport but I don't ever recall a year like this.

Comment by mathed on 02-12-2013

and so it continues

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Kownacki Eyes KO: I'm Gonna Do My Best To Stop Kiladze Usyk: I Can't Wait To Get Mairis Briedis' WBC Title! Frank Warren: Spence is a Long Way From Being Star Like Floyd Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson: Stats & Stakes Peterson: Beating Spence, Others Would Get Me to Hall of Fame Easter Expects Garcia to Beat Lipinets in 140-Pound Title Fight Roach: I'd Love to See Spence-Crawford, They're the Two Best P4P Daily Bread Mailbag: Lara-Hurd, Canelo-Golovkin, Khan, More Brook: First Rabchenko, Then July or August Fight, Then Khan! Dooley Noted: Diminishing of Anthony Small - Faces Terror Charge Horn's Promoter: We're Chasing Global Glory, Mundine Can Wait Wilder's Coach Gives Joshua The Edge Over Parker, Explains Why Video: Malignaggi Talks Spence, Joshua-Parker, Canelo, More Dana White Discusses Mayweather, McGregor, Showtime, More Roy Jones Jr. vs. Scott Sigmon is Finalized For February 8 Has Manny Pacquiao Finally Become The Opponent? Horn's Promoter Warns: Crawford Will Regret Moving Up To 147! Beterbiev Looks Forward To Kovalev Bout, Denies Rejecting Him Video: Errol Spence Talks Peterson, Welterweight Division Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Lomachenko, Crawford Arum: Lomachenko's Father Must Approve 140 For Pacquiao Bout Crawford-Horn, Pacquiao-TBA is Fully Ruled Out For Las Vegas Gvozdyk vs. Amar For WBC Interim-Title on March 17, ESPN Lomachenko Voted in as BWAA 2017 "Fighter of The Year" Fortuna Fails to Make Weight Again; Easter's Title Not at Stake Photos: Browne vs. Ntetu, Kownacki vs. Kiladze - Official Weights Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets Rescheduled To March 10 Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Ready For Fireworks Battle Photos: Errol Spence, Lamont Peterson - Ready For Barclays War O'Sullivan Hopes For Jacobs, Confident He'll KO Eubank in Rematch Murray Ready For Saunders: I Have One Legit Loss at 160 - GGG Jose Ramirez, Amir Imam Deal Reached Before Purse Bid Fortuna Blames Weather for Missing Weight for Easter Fight Hearn: If Tyson Fury Wants Joshua in The Summer - No Problem Ohara Davies Inks Pact With MTK, Very Apologetic Over Mishaps Horn's Promoter: I Hope Teddy Atlas NEVER Gets New Job On-Air! LIVE STREAM: Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson Official Weigh-In Kell Brook Eyes Khan, Hopes To Make Big Splash at 154-Pounds Paul Butler Back On Okolie vs. Chamberlain Card, Feb 3 In London Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray on April 14, O2 Arena
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement