The 26-year-old out-pointed former world title challenger Marco Periban in his last outing on the Mayweather v Maidana undercard, but not without a couple of scares along the way – and the unbeaten Michigan prospect is now eyeing a coveted shot at the WBC title.
“It was a decent performance against Periban. I had a game opponent in front of me. I’ve faced some adversity and was able to come back and get the win,” Love told World Boxing News.
“I think I am ready for a world title shot now. Of course, I do. I have been earning my way and am now rated in the top ten with the other great champions and contenders.
“If I could choose a champion to challenge, it would be Sakio Bika for the WBC belt, but any of the other great champs out there holding its I would love to fight.”
Love made waves at the middleweight limit until making the jump up to 168lbs, where the likes of world-class superstars Carl Froch and Andre Ward operate. The American has no qualms mixing it with any of the top-rated boxers out there, though, and says he already feels comfortable at the higher mark.
“I have just moved up to super-middleweight, but I make the weight very well, and I also feel that I am much stronger at this weight class,” said Love, who has ten stoppages on his record.
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