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J'Leon Love, Ishe Smith & Mickey Bey To Appear @ Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino

BY The Sweet Science ON April 10, 2014
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MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS FIGHTER MEET & GREET

J'Leon Love, Ishe Smith & Mickey Bey To Appear at the Las Vegas Fight Shop Inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino

Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. PT

WHO: J'LEON LOVE, Undefeated Super Middleweight Contender

ISHE SMITH, Former IBF World Champion

MICKEY BEY, Lightweight Rising Star

LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions

WHAT: Special fan meet and greet event with three of Mayweather Promotions' own -

J'Leon Love, Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith, and Mickey Bey.

They're bringing their star power to the Las Vegas strip weeks before their separate showdowns taking place during Cinco de Mayo weekend. Love will face off against Marco Antonio Periban in the opening SHOWTIME PPV fight on "THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana" undercard on Saturday, May 3 while both Ishe Smith and Mickey Bey will be featured on Friday, May 2 on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes in a special boxing event at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for autographs, giveaways and more.

WHERE:Las Vegas Fight Shop

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

S. Las Vegas Blvd; Las Vegas, NV 89109

WHEN: Saturday, April 12

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. PT

FACTS:"THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana," isa 12-round world championship

unification bout for Mayweather and Maidana's respective 147-pound titles. This is the third fight of Mayweather's lucrative multi-fight deal with Showtime Networks Inc. THE MOMENT is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts and AT&T. In the co-main event, Amir Khan faces Luis Collazo in a 12-round bout for the vacant WBC silver welterweight world title. The pay-per-view undercard also features a 10-round junior welterweight fight between Adrien Broner and Carlos Molina as well as a 10-round super middleweight bout featuring J'Leon Love vs. Marco Antonio Periban. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).

Lara vs. Smith, a 12-round bout for Lara's WBA Super Welterweight World Title, will take place Friday, May 2, is presented by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Corona and O'Reilly Auto Parts. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

TICKETS: Tickets for "THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana" priced at $1,500, $1,000 and $750 are still available, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets priced at $550 and $350 are sold out. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com

Tickets for Lara vs. Smith priced at $80, $60, $30 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes,are still available for purchase by visiting The Joint box office, calling 800.745.3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Comment on this article

amayseng says:

And in other news.....the sky is blue

amayseng says:

Wait.....Is the turtle Ellerbe gonna be on hand?

I have a list of dream fights (people I want to gtfo) and Ellerbe is on that list.

amayseng says:

Wait.....Is the turtle Ellerbe gonna be on hand?

I have a list of dream fights (people I want to gtfo) and Ellerbe is on that list.

deepwater2 says:

Good one. Their star power will help people fall asleep.

The Shadow says:

And in other news.....the sky is blue


There was one important piece of news in there.

According to this release, Lara-Smith is still on -- AND they listed ticket prices specifically for that main event.

Let's see what happens.

brownsugar says:

Was Canelos' calling out of Lara just for the benefit of the public.... I'm starting to wonder.. He specifically called out a date that conflicted with Lara's schedule.
And I was ready to dub Canelo " Boxer of the Year" for defying stereotypes.... but it seems more like the usual media games. Picking opponents who are already contractually obligated.

The Shadow says:

Was Canelos' calling out of Lara just for the benefit of the public.... I'm starting to wonder.. He specifically called out a date that conflicted with Lara's schedule.
And I was ready to dub Canelo " Boxer of the Year" for defying stereotypes.... but it seems more like the usual media games. Picking opponents who are already contractually obligated.


I believe Canelo was sincere, B.

Keep in mind, Canelo just fought Floyd, the best fighter in the world by miles, leaps and bounds. Why in the world would he fear anyone?

People also say Canelo is "ducking" and depriving guys of shots. One guy, whose insight I actually respect, was spitting this jive, sounding like a complete ignoramus.

Such buffoonery.

Canelo just came off a title loss vs. aforementioned No. 1, fought a solid guy in his return match and now is ready to get back into the championship mix.

He's not afraid of Erislandy the Elephant Man.

Just because you're a handsome guy with stiff legs, grotesquely oversized hands and some slick ring generalship doesn't make you some sort of boogeyman.

I mean, he may look freaky but he's hardly scary.

Just because you have some goof running your Twitter, talking about Cuban Clinics, and who convinces you to awkwardly interrupt a press conference doesn't mean you have earned a PPV main event slot.

"How many want to see this fight, raise your hands..."

"Only one guy raised his hands. Isn't he your manager?

"This is not how you make a fight."

Give me that fight when there unifying the 154 title and we have ourselves a blockbuster showdown.

brownsugar says:

Maybe it's just me Shadow, but calling a guy out when he's already signed to fight another fighter, especially when there is a scheduling conflict is not really calling the other guy out at all, it's more like using the media to give the impression that he really wants a fight he's already turned down many times over the last 2 years... most recently when Lara approached him during the press conference after the Slaughter of Angulo. "Get in Line" was Mexican SuperStars' reply.

If Canelo said, "look after you eliminate Ishe Smith, I got next" the jesture would have constituted a good faith offer. But to demand Lara to pull out of a scheduled event, with a take it or leave it ultimatum, seems highly suspect.

And even though Lara may not be the BoogeyMan, (unlike Floyd who is more of a natural junior Welter) Lara will easily weight at much as a super Middleweight on fight night. But it's not the size that gives Canelo pause.

The fear of fighting Lara isn't the same as the fear of trading punches with a known hitter like GGG (who would also like the opportunity to face Canelo) , Its not even the fear of getting hit by too many left hand leads. It's the fear of being in the ring with a man who will not allow his opponent to close the distance and engage until he deems the situation is ripe to exploit.

It's the fear of competing with a man who exhibits no shame in moving out of harms way the entire 3 minutes of every round,.... even if the stadium erupts in jeers, and thrown beer bottles, until he see's the perfect punch,.... Lara will stink it up without any hesitation or regret. He's the exact opposite of Angulo,... and for that reason I'll happily be the buffoon, and take back my earlier praise of Canelo, until he's ready to make a good-faith proposition that will not conflict with Lara's schedule on so many levels as the current offer.

For the time being, there has been no noise from either camp. I hope I'm wrong, and behind the scenes Al Hayman is trying to make it work... until then I am the voice of dissention, Im using yellow spraypaint to disfigure the Canelo Posters still hanging on the wall, ....I am the mocking bird throwing spoiled tomatoes and rotten cabbages at what appeared to be a genuine offer just 48 hours ago. Fight Young Canelo,... Fight or shut yer pie-hole.

The Shadow says:

Keep in mind B, Caneleo hasn't said a word himself. And he didn't "call him out," per se. He told his promoter, supposedly, "give me that guy. Fans say I fear him? Line him up." Like a real G.

The one whos really calling out everyone left and right, knowing full well they aren't viable matchups, is Lara -- or whoever he has speaking for him.

Canelo fears no one. Remember, he's sparred dozens and dozens of rounds with GGG, they were training mates for a while and are just about the same size.

Again, lets see what happens.

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