Born and raised in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, J’Leon Love’s first exposure to boxing came when he saw an Army vs. Navy boxing competition on television, and he was immediately hooked. His mother didn’t share her son’s enthusiasm for the sport, but eventually Love had saved enough of his allowance money to pay dues at the Kronk Gym, the same gym that produced fighters like the legendary Thomas Hearns.
J’Leon is a boxer-puncher who compiled over 100 amateur victories while training in the legendary Kronk Gym. He went on to compete in the Olympic trials, National PAL, and Golden Gloves tournaments over the years.
In 2010, J’Leon decided that the pro game was better suited for his power punching, exciting style, and he made his debut on January 29 of that year with a 93 second knockout of Vince Burkhalter. Since then, he hasn’t stopped, ripping through his first 14 opponents in the pro ranks, stopping eight of them.
J’Leon is currently signed with Mayweather Promotions. His first fight under the Mayweather Promotions banner was on February 15th, 2013 in his hometown of Detroit, MI. He earned his 15th win by way of a unanimous decision over Derrick Findley.
J’Leon currently lives and trains fulltime in Las Vegas, NV at the Mayweather Boxing Club. He is trained by Roger Mayweather.