Montana Love has defeated Gabriel Valenzuela in a tough, close fight on the Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol undercard in Las Vegas.
Montana Love now improves his record to 18-0-1 with 9 KO wins, while at the same time ending Gabriel Valenzuela’s 22 fight win streak after not losing since 2017.
In the build-up, to the fight at the public weigh-in, Montana Love again demonstrated his confidence as he does in the ring by saying to Valenzuela “these fans can’t save you, man, you got to fight” and “they’re gonna be my fans at the end of the night”
Love quickly gauged his distance and timing, and persistently caught Valenzuela with a straight left knocking him down in the first. Montana Love has then knocked down himself at the start of the second round.
The remaining rounds were a game of cat and mouse until the final bell in the 12th. Love was victorious winning the fight via a unanimous decision.
It’s unclear where Gabriel Valenzuela will go from here, but he has always shown to be a great contender in all fights he’s been in.
Meanwhile, Montana Love appears to be building quite the reputation in the super-lightweight division, and if Josh Tylor Josh Taylor who is the undisputed champion, holding all world title belts was to move up to welterweight, we may see Love face either Adrian Broner or Regis Prograis for one of those world titles.
Love appears to have jumped onto the scene in the last 2 years, especially after his stoppage win in the 7th round over the tough fighter, Ivan Baranchyk. Just how far can Montana Love go?
He does appear to be relieving strong backing from Eddie Hearn and DAZN enabling him to appear on some of the biggest cards in boxing.
Time will tell if he has what it takes to win a world title.