Advertisement
Advertisement

Love-Medina Elevated To Main Event on ShoBox Card

By Jake Donovan

The Nevada State Athletic Commission granted its full blessing for a scheduled August 30 show at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, which will air live on Showtime. The commission panel voted unanimously in favor of the event during Thursday’s agenda hearing in Las Vegas.

Representatives from Mayweather Promotions—who presents its first show under its own promoter’s license in Nevada–were not on hand to hear the good news in person.

The only bad news regarding the show–which is the latest edition of Showtime’s long-running ShoBox series–is that the originally scheduled main event is no longer intact. Unbeaten 154 lb. prospect Chris Pearson was due to headline versus Steve Martinez, but was forced to withdraw last week after suffering an injury during training.

Moving to the showcase slot, undefeated middleweight contender J’Leon Love will face Rogelio Medina in a scheduled 12-round bout. In the co-feature, Badou Jack returns in an attempt to rebound from a shocking 1st round knockout loss to Derek Edwards this past February. The loss was his first, as he will face Jason Escalera, who is fresh off an ESPN2-televised upset win over previously unbeaten Norbert Nemesapati earlier this month in Fallon, Nevada.

Opening the show, local super middleweight Ronald Gavril–who relocated from Romania–faces Thomas Falowo in a scheduled eight-round bout.

Martinez will no longer appear on the show, since his placement was dependent on facing Pearson, who fights under the Mayweather Promotions banner. The fallout marks the second straight month in which Martinez was due to appear on Showtime, but scratched after his opponent suffered an injury. The Bronx-based super welterweight was due to face John Thompson on a July card that marked the 200th episode of Showtime’s ShoBox series, which first premiered in 2001.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: J'Leon Love image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Wuckoo on 08-22-2014

When is love gonna fight somebody of note? Why would we want to see love on the top of the card?

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-22-2014

the best move possible w/such little time, would have been tuf finding a quality opponent...

Comment by gee73 on 08-21-2014

Wait....Badou Jack already stopped Medina. What's the point of J'Leon Love fighting him!?

Comment by Hougigo on 08-21-2014

Really? Pearson was the main event?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Jessie Vargas: "On November 5th I Will Shut The Critics Up!" Daniel Jacobs: Brook Just Too Small To Survive Against Golovkin Golovkin Laughs at Froch, Eubank: Those Clowns Won't Fight Me! J'Leon Love Will Face Dashon Johnson on September 16 Marlon Tapales vs. Paul Butler in The Works For The Fall De La Hoya: Canelo-Smith Will Have Up To 60,000 Fans at Venue! Frampton: The UK Has 14 World Champions - Not All Are Legit! Gerard Carroll To Fight Twice In Eight Days De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Won't Take 6 Years, But Not Now Daniel Geale vs. Renold Quinlan, Vacant IBO 168 Belt on 10/14 Tom Brown Reflects on The Lost Art of Building a Fighter Amir Khan Plans To Fight in January, May and December Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp LaRon Mitchell Expects Tough Fight With Mario Heredia Luis Ortiz Brushes Off Golden Boy Split, Vows To Batter Ustinov Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather at Odds, Sosa Bout in Doubt? Errol Spence Over The Moon With MONSTER Rating of 6 Million Liam Smith Warns: I'm Coming in There To Knock Canelo Out! Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Showdown in The Works Eddie Ramirez-Kevin Watts Top FS1 on PBC, September 13 Luis Ortiz, Golden Boy Promotions Officially Part Ways Lemieux vs. Stevens Still Being Worked on, Says Golden Boy VP Jessie Vargas Reflects on The Kell Brook Fight Falling Out Saunders Trashes Eubank Jr. and His Father: Stop Talking Sh*t! Kell Brook: I'm Not Done With 147, I'd Fight Errol Spence! Del Valle Vows To Take The Fight To De La Hoya on Canelo-Smith Luke Campbell vs. Derry Mathews Set For October 15 Margarito Still Aiming For Canelo, Major Opponent in The Fall Kovalev's Coach: Ward's Lack of Power Will Be Biggest Drawback Eubank Frustrated: Golovkin is Running Scared, He Lost Respect! Eduard Troyanovsky-Keita Obara Card Coming Together For 9/9 Nicola Adams To Ponder Next Career Move, Will She Go Pro? Dereck Chisora: I Want Pulev Rematch, I'm Ready To Face Anyone
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement