Advertisement
Advertisement

J'Leon Love Wants To Meet Mayweather's Expectations

By CARLOS ARIAS

LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather made a big point to highlight J'Leon Love at Wednesday's news conference for his fight against Marcos Maidana on Saturday at the MGm Grand on Showtime PPV.

Mayweather called Love, who is on The Money Team, one of the most talented fighters in the sport and a future world champion. Love, who is 17-0 with 10 KOs, faces former world-title challenger Marco Antonio Periban for the vacant WBA International super-middleweight title to kick off the pay-per-view telecast.

"It's the greatest feeling," Love said of Mayweather's high praise. "It's definitely a blessing. Right now, I want to live up to all those expectations. When somebody like Floyd Mayweather has so much confidence in you, you got to be able to perform. I love it. It makes me a better fighter. I put the hard work in day in and day out. I do have the skills to do what i have to do. Right now, it's all about going out there and performing well and putting on a show."

Love said he has learned so much while training with Mayweather.

"It's been great and like I said a blessing," Love said. "I'm a sponge. I'm soaking up as much as I can. You know, this man teaches me so much about the business aspect, the training aspect, just so much. I'm blessed to be in a position to see what I'm seeing."

Love said Mayweather is constantly giving him advice.

"All the time, I'm always right there learning first hand," Love said. "I'm always there in a good position. I'm 26 years old. I'm not a baby, but I'm not old. Learning from a great ... you know, I'm from Michigan. He's always been one of my favorites. To be where I am is like crazy. It's unreal. I never imagined it would be like this. I want to keep it like this though, so this Saturday I have to out there and do what i gotta do."

Contact Carlos Arias on Twitter @PunchyMcGee.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chiboxing123 on 05-03-2014

Floyd's in for one if he really thinks one of his fighters from the "tmt" stable is gonna replace him when he's gone. Love, bey, ishe there's really nothing there. All they are is Floyd's glorified sparring partners

Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 05-03-2014

Whenever I see this annoying cunt broadcast through my television I swear I feel like changing the channel. Whether it be a fight or on All Access, he always comes off as a glorified TMT groupie and overall douchebag. Ugh.

Comment by Kingjames6Flee on 05-03-2014

tmt stable is ass. see no good looking prospects or contenders from that camp at all. maybe floyd should sign errol spence.

Comment by dirty fingers on 05-03-2014

[QUOTE=whytetittie;14496145]I never want to see Jleon Love on my TV again. This is what is killing boxing[/QUOTE] Being force-fed these overhyped "prospects" has tarnished the Showtime brand.

Comment by ( . Y . ) on 05-03-2014

I never want to see Jleon Love on my TV again. This is what is killing boxing

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Photos: Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Face-Off at 'A Los Golpes' Vargas, Salido Confident of Victory: Chavez Expects FOTY War Oscar Valdez Opens Camp in Carson For WBO World Title Fight Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is an Immense Fight, Says DiBella Roach Wants One Tune-Up For Chavez Jr. - Then Golovkin Fight WBO, WBC Have No Issue Sanctioning Canelo vs. Smith or Charlo Tony Bellew Ready: I Would Tank David Haye Any Day of The Week! Jose Pedraza To Be Ringside For Lomachenko-Martinez Bout Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams Set Down for July 16, Quebec David Haye To Tony Bellew: I'm a Bitch? I'll Smash You To Bits! Nietes' Promoter To Discuss Possible Juan Francisco Estrada Clash Drozd To Exercise WBC Title Shot, Starts Camp For Tony Bellew Joseph Parker's Handlers Are Open To David Haye Showdown Thomas Williams: A lot of People Wrote Me Off in Rodriguez Fight Dillian Whyte: I Got a 2 Year Ban, Browne Got 6 Months For PED! Golovkin's Coach: Kovalev Will Be Too Much For Andre Ward! Photos: Tony Bellew Grabs WBC Title With Vicious KO of Makabu Photos: David Price, Paul Smith Rack Up Big Wins in Liverpool Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev-Ward, Canelo-GGG, Crawford, More David Price is Hungry To Get His Hands on Anthony Joshua Hearn: If Haymon Brings Sack of Money - Burns vs. Broner in Vegas Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement