Although Gervonta Davis is working tirelessly behind the scenes on a deal that would see him take on Ryan Garcia, the former multiple weight world champion paused those negotiations to watch Montana Love return to action.
This past weekend, in front of a pro-Love crowd at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, the loquacious 140-pound contender took on the unheralded Steve Spark. While he was viewed as a gargantuan favorite, Love’s homecoming took a bizarre and unexpected turn for the worst.
After a fairly competitive first round, Love (18-1-1, 9 KOs) was sent crashing down to the deck in the second. In the sixth, things went completely off the rails. Following a clash of heads, both men became entangled in the center of the ring. A physically stout Love pushed his man across the dance floor before launching him over the top rope, leading to his disqualification.
With those in attendance incredulous to what took place, most of the blame has been pinned to both men. Davis, on the other hand, took to his social media account to chastise Love for his tactics.
“That was the easy way out the fight,” said Davis on his verified Twitter account.
Though Davis and Love currently compete one weight class apart, both men have spent intimate time in the ring during heated sparring sessions. Still, even with their shared experiences, Davis is admittedly unimpressed with his newfound rival.
As the 27-year-old attempts to get accustomed to life without his undefeated record, he’ll look to take the proper steps to restore his now sullied ledger. With the Ohio, native firmly of the belief that referee David Fields was too quick on the disqualification trigger, Love has a hunch that he’ll successfully be able to petition for a no-contest before rematching Spark in the first half of 2023.
Should things go according to plan and Love redeems himself both inside and outside of the ring, Davis reveals that he's unwilling to change his vulgar opinion on the 140-pound contender.
“Montana is a b!tch, been a b!tch.”
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