Advertisement
Advertisement

J'Leon Love: I'm Two Fights Away From a Title Shot

By Edward Chaykovsky

Later tonight at the Palms Casino Resort, undefeated super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (18-0, 10 KOs) will take on Rogelio “Porky”  Medina (32-6, 26 KOs) of Hermosillo, Mexico, in a ten round bout as the main event of a ShoBox televised tripleheader.

Last December, Medina was stopped by Love's Mayweather Promotions stablemate Badou Jack (16-1-1, 11 KOs), who also appears on the card in a televised encounter with Jason Escalera (15-2-1, 12 KOs).

Love has had his share of struggles in his last couple of fights. He wants to be very impressive with Medina.

“Badou let me know about Medina. He’s a tough guy who will come prepared to fight. I respect that, but I will do the same," Love said. “Each and every day that I train, I learn something new. I have a great team and trainer that constantly tells me that I am only as good as my last fight."

“I must keep my hands up, stay consistent with my punches and not throw any lazy jabs, because that’s what caught me in my last fight. I want to keep excelling as a fighter, silence my critics and stay humble. I’ve been caught with punches in the past and have been able to bounce back and get the victory. It shows that I can make improvements on the fly and overcome adversity.

Should he find success against Medina, Love anticipates that a world title opportunity will be practically around the corner. 

“I believe that I am two fights away from a title shot. I will take care of business in this fight and go from there. I just need to be myself and execute. I believe in my punches, and when I am in that ring there is never any fear that comes into my body. There is a certain level of expectation when you’re a part of TMT [The Money Team]. I know that everyone associated with this team doesn’t accept anything less than the best,” Love said.

Tags: J'Leon Love image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dean_Razorback on 08-31-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14900297]Don't count out Al Haymon. Jermain Taylor is getting a title shot, after all.[/QUOTE] is taylor fighting soliman? i thought he was on jail for shooting his cousin

Comment by gamefrk on 08-31-2014

[QUOTE=Baracka Flocka;14900389]Dreams down the drain. ala Jaidon Codrington.[/QUOTE] It's not that bad...guys like Pacquiao, Khan, Fernando Montiel have been KO'd real bad...but all of them are still relevant.

Comment by gamefrk on 08-31-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14900297]Don't count out Al Haymon. Jermain Taylor is getting a title shot, after all.[/QUOTE] Love isn't managed by Haymon, TMT does that for him. I think going forward he will be managed by Haymon.

Comment by Mayabang on 08-31-2014

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;14900271]Make that 22 fights away from a title after tonite.[/QUOTE] LOL bwahahahah

Comment by Baracka Flocka on 08-31-2014

Dreams down the drain. ala Jaidon Codrington.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Guerrero Claims Robbery: I Clearly Won, 116-112 Score Was Crazy! Peralta: I Was a Cab Driver, Now I Beat Robert Guerrero! Miguel Marriaga Blasts Out Robb, Jose Felix Crushes Frankel Yazmin Rivas Earns Debatable Split Nod Over Jessica Gonzalez David Peralta a Ghost Buster, Stuns Robert Guerrero in Upset Win Rod Salka Returns To Beat a Game Savi, Devin Haney Wins Isaac Dogboe Impressive, Dominates Neil John Tabanao Freddy Hernandez Shocks Alfredo Angulo With Big Decision Win Terrell Gausha Snags Tough Decision Win Over Steve Martinez Avni Yildirim Dominates Aaron Pryor Jr. Over Ten Rounds Cuadras To Chocolatito: I'm Good, I'm Very Handsome, I'll KO You Euro News: Imre Szello, Lauren vs. Svensson Card, Pierre Madsen Promoters Coming Together To Fight New Laws in New York Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Kazuto Ioka is Likely Purse Bid Bound Kovalev vs. Ward T-Mobile Arena Ticket Information Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon Anthony Joshua's Ring Return: Manchester is The Frontrunner Whyte vs. Sexton Plans Canned, Could Be Dereck Chisora Next Robert Frankel Ready: Jose Felix is a Very Winnable Fight Casimero Training Very Hard For Edwards, Says Promoter Hearn Hopeful For Callum Johnson Commonwealth Challenge Golovkin's Coach: Eubank Sr. Telling Lies, Must Come To His Senses Vargas Confident: I Really Think I'm Knocking Manny Pacquiao Out! Golovkin: This is Different, I'm Not Doing What Canelo Did! Frank Warren on Eubank vs. Langford, Flanagan's Options Edwards Confident of Shocking Casimero on Golovkin vs. Brook Con Sheehan Signs With MGM, Will Fight Twice In A Week LaRon Mitchell Goes The Distance, Danny Roman Wins Mikaela Lauren Promises To Drill Klara Svensson For The Count Macklin Warns Brook: Golovkin is Smart, Don't Let Him Read You Jacobs: I'll Fight Golovkin Before Canelo Does - For Right Money Muhammad Ali Center Looks To The Future Without The Champ Frank Warren Throws Water on Joshua's Claim of Joyce Robbery Canelo Pleased To Reclaim Mexican Dates From Mayweather Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller Explodes - Heated Confrontation! Photos: Marriaga vs. Robb, Felix vs. Frankel - UniMas Weights Photos: Lucian Bute Putting in Work, Eager To Resume Career Brandon Rios' Manager: Top Rank Contract Ends in December
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement