Middleweight prospect JíLeon Love has been suspended for six months, fined $10,000 and had his win over Gabriel Rosado overturned as a result of his testing positive for a banned diuretic.
The punishment was unanimously approved by the Nevada Athletic Commission at its June 28 hearing. The $10,000 is one-tenth of his $100,000 purse. The suspension will expire in early November, as it dates back to the night of his fight.
Love had tested positive for Hydrochlorothiazide. Diuretics cause a person to urinate more, and they can also be used as masking agents. Love did have difficulty making weight for this bout. He arrived late for the weigh-in, came in over the limit at 161.5 pounds and then came back later to make 160. [Click Here To Read More