Love Wins, Jack Loses on "ShoBox"

BY The Sweet Science ON March 01, 2014
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VERONA, NY (March 1, 2014) – Undefeated super middleweight J’Leon Love dominated en route to a 10th-round TKO over Vladine Biosse on Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation. In the co-featured bouts, Derek Edwards upset previously undefeated Badou Jack and rising Mayweather Promotions star Christopher Pearson defeated Lanardo Tyner in an 8-round middleweight bout.

The evening’s promoter, 10-time World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather, was ringside at Turning Stone Resort and Casino and interviewed by SHOWTIME Sports analyst Steve Farhood for the first time since Mayweather announced his next opponent—Marcos "El Chino" Maidana.

From the opening bell, Love (17-0, 10 KOs) was the aggressor, punishing Biosse (15-3-2, 7 KOs) through all 10 rounds. In the third, Love opened up a cut over Biosse’s right eye and continued to batter the area throughout the night. In the 10th, with Love scoring heavily near the ropes, the ref stepped in to halt the contest at 2:15 of the final round.

“We worked really hard in camp and I wanted to be able to take advantage of that work and use all my punches,” said Love after the fight. “I was hitting him with great combinations, going downstairs and upstairs.

“He was a tough guy, but I knew eventually with the shots I was throwing I would get him out of there. A late stoppage is good.”

In the evening’s co-feature, Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs) shockedJack (16-1-1, 11 KOs) with a first-round TKO. Jack walked into a short right hand and hit the deck 32 seconds into the bout. Jack recovered but was on unsteady legs. Edwards jumped on him and again sent Jack awkwardly down to the canvas, face first. Jack rose to his feet, but the ref had seen enough and waved off the contest at 1:01 of round one.

In the opening bout, Pearson(14-0, 10 KOs)claimed asplit decision victory overTyner(31-9-2, 20 KOs) to remain undefeated. Two of the judges scored the bout 78-73 for Pearson, while the third had it 76-75 for Tyner.

Speaking to Farhood about the announcement this week of his next opponent, Mayweather complimented his challenger saying, “Maidana has had a lot of great wins lately… This is a very difficult fight for me. This is a guy I can’t overlook. Each and every time Marcos Maidana goes out there he gives it his best. I know I have to go out there and be at my best. I will sit down with my father and go over a brilliant game plan and hopefully this training camp goes well. He’s tough. He’s a champion just like I’m a champion, so when you bring the two together you get nothing but excitement. I must push myself to the limit, and May 3, The Money Team will be ready.”

On his prediction for next week’s SHOWTIME PPV® headlined by Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo, Mayweather said, “Angulo is a tough opponent, but Canelo has all the tools to bounce back.”

Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast will be available on SHOWTIME ANYTIME and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND.

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the Roast says:

Badou Jack went Badou splat!

amayseng says:

Badou Jack went Badou splat!


Sure did, that was a quick night for him. One right hand and he went down like a 2$ hooker.

Radam G says:

Dude was a hyped-up stiff. I knew that anyone who did not believe the hype and would swing back would kayo him. He's a modern-day "Caveman Lee" -- a 1980s Detroit fighter with the same style and stiffness and chin. Holla!

The Shadow says:

Dude was a hyped-up stiff. I knew that anyone who did not believe the hype and would swing back would kayo him. He's a modern-day "Caveman Lee" -- a 1980s Detroit fighter with the same style and stiffness and chin. Holla!


RG, he's not no inner city "urban" (ie black) fighter. He's a Scandinavian kid from Sweden. Grimm probably knows him. He's family is white.

That's why he's so stiff. Like Obama. Shadow escaped, though. He got all the rhythm.

amayseng says:

RG, he's not no inner city "urban" (ie black) fighter. He's a Scandinavian kid from Sweden. Grimm probably knows him. He's family is white.

That's why he's so stiff. Like Obama. Shadow escaped, though. He got all the rhythm.


haha. obama has no rhythm or athletic ability.. when i see him shoot a basketball i cringe..

Jack came out kinda dry, but you two are both correct, dude is stiff, has no fluidity...

this day and age of professional fighters has educated me to believe that almost anyone can get into professional shape. But very few have professional skill, talent and ability.

brownsugar says:

haha. obama has no rhythm or athletic ability.. when i see him shoot a basketball i cringe..

Jack came out kinda dry, but you two are both correct, dude is stiff, has no fluidity...

this day and age of professional fighters has educated me to believe that almost anyone can get into professional shape. But very few have professional skill, talent and ability.



Lol....dudes style and personality has always been as wooden as a cardboard box.
Well see if he can surprise the boxing world with comeback.....sigh....back to the unlimited OverTime before the start raining emails on me. Spoiler Alert below *********







I read Crawford beat Burns ..UD.

Radam G says:

Hehehehe! Pinoys are the most rhythmic people on the planet. Worldwide we have won most dancing contests than any ethnic group in the world. And you ought to holla at some of our tribal dances. We know how to work it, snake it, shake it, bake it and cook it. Hehehe! Holla!

amayseng says:

Lol....dudes style and personality has always been as wooden as a cardboard box.
We'll see if he can surprise the boxing world with a comeback.....sigh....back to the unlimited OverTime before they start raining emails on me. warning Spoiler Alert below *********







I read Crawford beat Burns ..UD.


Yea I watched the stream, Burns wilted a bit under pressure, even though he tried fighting back with fire at times Crawford was just too much for him. I was scared he would get robbed.

Hope you are getting off in time for the fights later..

brownsugar says:

I'm recording Amayseng..... Haven't even seen Money Mays Fighters yet.
Have to admit... He has a few mediocre guys on his team and he usually matches them as tough as possible.. Maybe Floyd should feed em some tomato (cans) until they're dry behind the ears. Badou ruined a potential clash vs DeGale that he himself requested. But better to get blasted out on ShoBox than under the bright lights of PPV.

amayseng says:

Love is disappointing as well. Has decent skills, flashy but no power.

Its like all these young fighter only hit mitts and never develop how to punch with power through the heavy bag torquing through with their entire body.

brownsugar says:

Love is disappointing as well. Has decent skills, flashy but no power.

Its like all these young fighter only hit mitts and never develop how to punch with power through the heavy bag torquing through with their entire body.


Yep... Good insight.. Maybe Pops Mayweather should change things up before the dog pound becomes the puppy pound.

One the other hand the guys training at the Plex Gym in Texas are displaying dramatic results in all categories. Every one from Vera to Charlo, Lara etc, has showcased stamina balance and good punching technique since R Shields moved them in.

Radam G says:

You got it, A-seng. They don't know how to develop punching pop and power now from showboating and push-punch floating on those darn mitts.

They are all at punchers, instead of through punchers. And when they are in a real fight, they are picture-taking posers/punchers. Holla!

Radam G says:

Sorry! But the New Jack "Plex Gym" is aight, but not much better. Holla!

The Shadow says:

Love is disappointing as well. Has decent skills, flashy but no power.

Its like all these young fighter only hit mitts and never develop how to punch with power through the heavy bag torquing through with their entire body.


Good observation! I've never been impressed with Love either. I also get a funny vibe about his mental strength. He seems like he could have some Dirrell in him.

Those Michigan/Ohio boys got exquisite technique but seem prone to mental breakdowns in the face of adversity. Others develop appetites like there's no tomorrow (Tony Chubbs, AB Always Buffet'ing, AB's FATher etc).

Wouldn't be shocked to see Love start showin' major love at the local fast food establishments as the new single man focus group subject for new menu offerings at the Midwest KFCs, ballooning up to cruiserweight in the process.

Don't even get me started on Pearson.

Radam G says:

@The Shadow, as you know, boxing is highly a mentally super-tough sport. Many fighters coming out of Michigan/Ohio are lacking in that department because of their negative pull-down and put-down cultures.

Jealous people going no where get into the psyches of these fighters by calling them condescending names and labels. And as that saying goes: "Only the strong survive." And I want to add to that: The protected and dumb to negativism do survive too, as Hitman Hearns, Hawk Time Pryor, Cory Spinks, Devon Alexander, Light out Tony, Uncle Rogers and Money May did, to name a few.

Most of these Midwestern fighters are originally from or one or two generations from Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas and were picked on psychologically by Midwestern neighborhood bullIes by being told that they were facially ugly, dumb and this and that and were going to lose. And the haters and the posers are waiting for them to lose so that they can laugh.

Starting in amateur boxing, the super good fighters are brought away from negative environments and given good schooling and jobs. But for a lot of these fighters, the residual of the pull-down-and-put-down environments stay with them. This is a problem with J Love. And it was with Tony Tubbs, Tony Tucker, Jeff Stiromire and Milton Seward, to name a few. Holla!

The Shadow says:

@The Shadow, as you know, boxing is highly a mentally super-tough sport. Many fighters coming out of Michigan/Ohio are lacking in that department because of their negative pull-down and put-down cultures.

Jealous people going no where get into the psyches of these fighters by calling them condescending names and labels. And as that saying goes: "Only the strong survive." And I want to add to that: The protected and dumb to negativism do survive too, as Hitman Hearns, Hawk Time Pryor, Cory Spinks, Devon Alexander, Light out Tony, Uncle Rogers and Money May did, to name a few.

Most of these Midwestern fighters are originally from or one or two generations from Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas and were picked on psychologically by Midwestern neighborhood bullIes by being told that they were facially ugly, dumb and this and that and were going to lose. And the haters and the posers are waiting for them to lose so that they can laugh.

Starting in amateur boxing, the super good fighters are brought away from negative environments and given good schooling and jobs. But for a lot of these fighters, the residual of the pull-down-and-put-down environments stay with them. This is a problem with J Love. And it was with Tony Tubbs, Tony Tucker, Jeff Stiromire and Milton Seward, to name a few. Holla!


Well put. That residual stays with them. I think Lil Floyd was exempt due to his self image being protected by the positive reinforcement from his talent, work ethic, coaching and family influences.

On a different note, what other place do you find high level below-the-surface boxing discussions like this?? Not happening ANYWHERE!

Radam G says:

Hehehe! True dat! Unless you are in old skool gyms. There's nothing but the whole truth that is knocking, because the real deal of boxing, phoniness cannot be outfoxing. When a poser, faker, buster, bullsyet hustler gets the reality of the actuality, he rather be in raging flame, instead of this beat-an-arse game. Hehehe! Holla!

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