By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) and J’Leon Love (24-2-1, 13 KOs) almost went on Thursday at the final press conference for the undercard fighters for their co-feature fight this Saturday night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Everything started when Love, 31, said he’d be looking to get a knockout on Saturday. Benavidez, 22, didn’t like the idea of Love talking about knocking him out, therefore he fired straight back by telling him that he’s & “visiting sleep” on Saturday. In a short time, the two fighters trying to get at eachother, and head to be separated by the moderator.
This ’s brief discussion that led for the fireworks:
Love: “I coached my butt off. I’m ready for the fight. I’m trying to find the knockout exactly like everyone is. That’so I’m going to accomplish, and that’s why it’s planning to produce for a great fight. ”
Benavidez: “Porky Medina put you to sleep soundly. What should you think I’m going to do for you? ”
Simply relax. ”
Love: “You ain’t even punching enjoy that. It’so trendy. Exactly what exactly are you supposed to knock everybody else outside before? Ronald? [Gavril]. ”
Benavidez: “I broke Ronald’s face in the next fight. ”
Love: “Did you? ”
Benavidez: “I gave him a concussion. Ask him. ”
I don’t even need to ask. ”
Benavidez: “I’m looking forward to doing the same to you. ”
I don’t even do the talking. That’s not exactly what I do. ”
Love: “Now you move around and perform that trash boy –t. That whack as- s–t is some thing which that you do in Arizona. I don’t even understand. ”
Benavidez: “Which are you from? They do to sleep at which you’r e from. ”
Love: “Cease it. Stop it. ”
Benavidez: “They must sleep over there. ”
Love: “In the very end of the afternoon, I’m right here. ”
Now, Benavidez got from the seat and started coming Love. The moderator than obtained between the two fighters and physically prevented the 6’2″ Benavidez from getting at Love. It was humorous to see, especially as soon as the moderator put his spine to like to shield him out of Benavidez. The sight of the moderator doing that appeared to be a comedy.
This really is going to be quite a decent fight while it still lasts. Benavidez is coming off of a 1-3 month lay off since his 12 round decision win over Ronald Gavril annually in February. Benavidez lost his WBC 168 lb title after testing positive for cocaine from a VADA conducted evaluation last summer.
Both fighters possess a frequent competitor in Rogelio ‘Porky’ Medina, who Love lost to by another round knockout five decades back in 2014. Benavidez ceased Medina from the 8th round in 2017 in a onesided fight. An individual could conclude from seeing the way the two fighters did against Medina that Benavidez will easily triumph on Saturday night, that is demonstrably the entire point in him being matched against Love. Although Love only has two reductions due to his resume, his finest days in boxing would be still behind himand he’s now more of a competitor compared to a real rival
I’ve seen him fight when I was a teen ager and that I feel as though I have to send a message of what I’m likely to do to J’Leon Love therefore I can send a note to the remainder of the division”.
Assuming he wins on Saturday, Benavidez is designed to move ahead after this fight and challenge that the WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KOs) for him to decide to use and win his belt back. Dirrell recently seized the vacant World Boxing Council 168 pound title last month in defeating Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) on February 2-3. The fight was stopped following the 10th round because of cut that Dirrell, 34, had suffered earlier in the day in the fight in the 7th round from a clash of heads. The cut worsened to the stage at which it was ceased. The fight then went to the scorecard, and Dirrell was able to win an in depth 10 round technical decision. At the time that the fight was halted. Yildirim was fighting and did actually have grown momentum and was possibly on his way to winning the competition if the fight had gone the whole 12 round space. Not surprisingly, Yildirim’s control anticipate appealing to World Boxing Council to have this dictate a re match.
It’s uncertain if the WBC is about to do so. Dirrell will soon likely be protecting against the winner of the Benavidez vs. Love fight next. But if the WBC requests a re match between Dirrell and Yildirim, afterward the Benavidez-Love winner will need to keep busy taking on someone else. That is a pity obviously for Benavidez, because he’s been outside from the ring for 1-3 months. If he must choose a stay busy fight, then that would likely indicate that he’ll have already been outside from the ring for a year and a half before he finally will get a crack at his old name. Throughout Benavidez’s brief title predominate as the WBC champion, he defended it once, beating Ronald Gavril by way of a 12 round unanimous decision in February 2018.