EXCLUSIVE: J’Leon Love ready for a world title shot now

J'Leon Love

Super-middleweight contender and ‘Money Team’ member J’Leon Love is confident he has amassed enough experience in his 18 fights to challenge any of the current world champions out there.

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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