Montana Love slides by Gabriel Valenzuela on the Alvarez-Bivol undercard

Montana Love slides by Gabriel Valenzuela on the Alvarez-Bivol undercard May 7, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Montana Love and Gabriel Valenzuela during their bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom. 07 May by Joseph Santoliquito When he finally arrived in the ring Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Montana Love just got by Gabriel Valenzuela in a 12-round junior welterweight bout to head the Dmitry Bivol-Canelo Alvarez WBA light heavyweight title undercard. Love (18-0-1, 9 KOs) won by unanimous scores of 114-112 from judges Eric Cheek, Max DeLuca and Patricia Morse Jarman. The result was received with boos from the crowd as Love went to a corner and raised himself up on the ropes. Valenzuela (25-3-1, 15 KOs) was the aggressor in the latter rounds, countering and landing rights on the retreating Love. At the outset, Love had Valenzuela backing up in the first round. He had popped Valenzuela three times with straight lefts. With 22 seconds left in the first, Love knocked Valenzuela down with a check right hook, as confirmed by referee Tony Weeks. It was a flash knockdown, from which Valenzuela bounced right back when he knocked Love down with 2:35 left in the second with a check left hook on the top of his head. Love was in far more trouble than Valenzuela was a round earlier. Love was able to survive the round and found his legs by the end of the round. Still undefeated

Montana Love slides by Gabriel Valenzuela on the Alvarez-Bivol undercard

Montana Love slides by Gabriel Valenzuela on the Alvarez-Bivol undercard

May 7, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Montana Love and Gabriel Valenzuela during their bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom.
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by Joseph Santoliquito

When he finally arrived in the ring Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Montana Love just got by Gabriel Valenzuela in a 12-round junior welterweight bout to head the Dmitry Bivol-Canelo Alvarez WBA light heavyweight title undercard.

Love (18-0-1, 9 KOs) won by unanimous scores of 114-112 from judges Eric Cheek, Max DeLuca and Patricia Morse Jarman.

The result was received with boos from the crowd as Love went to a corner and raised himself up on the ropes.

Valenzuela (25-3-1, 15 KOs) was the aggressor in the latter rounds, countering and landing rights on the retreating Love.

At the outset, Love had Valenzuela backing up in the first round. He had popped Valenzuela three times with straight lefts. With 22 seconds left in the first, Love knocked Valenzuela down with a check right hook, as confirmed by referee Tony Weeks.

It was a flash knockdown, from which Valenzuela bounced right back when he knocked Love down with 2:35 left in the second with a check left hook on the top of his head. Love was in far more trouble than Valenzuela was a round earlier.

Love was able to survive the round and found his legs by the end of the round.