Undefeated middleweight J’Leon Love will take on LaJuan Simon of Philadelphia in the 10-round main event Dec. 6 at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash. on Showtime’s ShoBox series.
Love, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., is 26. He is 15-0 with eight knockouts. Simon, 34, is 23-4-2 with 12 knockouts. Simon hasn’t fought since December 2011, when he was knocked out in the first round by middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
Three other bouts will be televised. Among them is junior lightweight Mickey Bey (18-1-1, 9 KOs) going against Carlos Cardenas (20-6-1, 13 KOs) of Venezuela.
Two fighters who boxed on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Robert Guerrero welterweight championship tested positive for banned substances, Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, revealed Wednesday.
Matthew Garretson, a light heavyweight from Charleston, West Virgina, tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list because it can be used to mask other drugs. Garretson was stopped in the fourth round by Lannell Bellows in a preliminary.
J’Leon Love, who won a disputed split-decision over Gabriel Rosado that night, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, also a diuretic. Love, an up-and-coming middleweight who fights for Mayweather Promotions, is 16-0 with eight knockouts. He is from Dearborn Heights, Mich. Depending on the disciplinary action taken, the win over Rosado could be changed to a no-contest.
Kizer wrote in his email that “complaint for disciplinary action will be issued” on both fighters.
Middleweight J’Leon Love of Las Vegas won a very unpopular split decision over Gabriel Rosado in the first pay-per-view bout of the evening underneath Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero at MGM Grand in Las Vegas..
Love won 95-94 and 97-92 on the respective scorecards of Dave Moretti and Herb Santos. Glenn Trowbridge gave it to Rosado 95-94.
Rosado decked Love at the end of the sixth round.
As Love (16-0) was being interviewed afterward, fans booed loudly. When Rosado (21-7), of Philadelphia, began his interview, those jeers turned to cheers.