J'Leon Love Failed Post Fight Drug Test Against Gabriel Rosado | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Mayweather Promotions Boxer J’Leon Love Failed Post Fight Drug Test

by Robert Littal | Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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J’Leon Love got a gift decision over Gabriel Rosado and to be honest he just isn’t a very good fighter. The fact that he cheated and he still got beat up pretty good is really all you need to know about him as a fighter.

Middleweight prospect J’Leon Love failed a drug test following his controversial 10-round unanimous decision win against Gabriel Rosado on May 4, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said Wednesday.

“Floyd Mayweather nor myself condone this behavior and whatever the Nevada commission sees necessary as punishment we fully support it,” Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN.com. “In addition, there will be repercussions behind this as it relates to Mayweather Promotions and our fighter. This news is disgusting.”

Rosado tweeted, “I just got news that J’Leon Love tested positive for (an) illegal substance. So not only did the judges cheat me but so did Love.”

Love (16-0, 8 KOs), according to Kizer, tested positive for the banned diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide while Garretson tested positive for Furosemide, another kind of diuretic.

Diuretics are typically used to help cut weight or used as a masking agent for steroids. In Love’s case, he struggled severely to make the 160-pound weight limit for the fight with Rosado.

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  1. MJack2000 says:

    I understand why diuretics are used in sports but besides the two reasons stated some people myself included have used HCTZ or hydrochlorothiazide to control blood pressure which is the main reason they are prescribed as a medical professional sometimes ppl need to evaluate the why instead of just the how.

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