J'Leon Love Will Face Dashon Johnson on September 16

By Francisco Salazar

J'Leon Love will face Dashon Johnson on September 16, matchmaker John Beninati told

The 10 round bout will take place inside the Chelsea Ballroom at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nev.

It is an intriguing crossroads bout between super middleweights, one vying for a world title opportunity and the other who has had a resurgence of sorts in recent years.

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Love (22-1 1 ND, 12 KOs) has fought only once in 2016, stopping Michael Gbenga after the fifth round on April 1.

Love has won his last four bouts in a row since suffering his only defeat at the hands of Rogelio 'Porky' Medina in August of 2014.

Johnson (21-19-3, 6 KOs) has won six of his last seven bouts, with the lone blemish against Jesse Hart in a close fight.

Johnson has fought a who's who of world titleholders, contenders, and prospects. He has scored occasional upsets, including Mike Gavronski, Craig McEwan, and Elias Espadas.

In the main event of the Mayweather Promotions card, junior middleweight Ishe Smith (28-8, 12 KOs) will face Frank Galarza (17-1-2, 11 KOs) and unbeaten junior middleweight Domonique Dalton (17-0-1, 9 KOs) squares off against Justin DeLoach (15-1, 8 KOs).

Both bouts are scheduled for 10 rounds and will air on Bounce TV.

No word if the Love-Johnson fight will also be added to the live broadcast or be part of the non-televised undercard.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by r1onnie2 on 08-25-2016

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;16979806]It was a joke. Comparing him to Caleb plant lol[/QUOTE] Damn my bad lol! Yeah I seen that crap fight!

Comment by BufordTannen on 08-25-2016

[QUOTE=r1onnie2;16979801]Damn I missed that, who did he fight?[/QUOTE] It was a joke. Comparing him to Caleb plant lol

Comment by r1onnie2 on 08-25-2016

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;16977640]He just fought last night. Crazy he's fighting so soon :cool2:[/QUOTE] Damn I missed that, who did he fight?

Comment by Beercules on 08-24-2016

This is an excellent match up.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 08-24-2016

J'Leon been f#cking around since he got KTFO. I mean **** this will be his 3rd opponent in a row with double digit losses. I think he lost his heart for boxing or he got his heart broke by that…

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