Luis Arias advises Montana Love after Davis & Taylor call-out
Fighters calling out the champions is a common practice in boxing. Furthermore, fighters are required to show the fighters’ mentality by calling out any of the top guys in the division. Junior welterweight Montana “Too Pretty” Love (16-0-1, 8ko) called out undefeated WBA ‘regular’ champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (25-0, 24ko) and undisputed champion Josh Taylor (18-0, 13ko). However, junior middleweight contender Luis “Cuba” Arias has a little advice for Love.
On August 29, Love, fighting in his hometown of Cleveland, scored the biggest win of his career, with a knockout victory over former IBF champion Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk (20-3, 13ko).
THE CALL-OUT TO THE CHAMPIONS
Now, it was not a very easy contest by any means. There were several times where the Ohio native was clipped and wobbled. Nonetheless, he got the victory and immediately started name-dropping during the post-fight interview.
“Strap me the fuck up man! We been working hard. We want Josh Taylor and Gervonta Davis.”
It is not a huge surprise to some that he would call out Tank. Despite being pushed as a Pay-Per-View attraction, Davis blames the former sparring partner for leaking the video footage. That alone can be used as drama in a build-up for the fight.
Taylor, on the other hand, has not responded to the callout, and for good reason. He has a bigger game to hunt. The 3kingsboxing number four ranked undisputed champion has his eyes on a move up for a showdown with the website’s number five fighter, WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford.
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Well, as expected, Davis did respond but in a lighthearted fashion. Highly ranked middleweight contender and fellow Mayweather promotions fighter Arias took to social media with a small warning for Love.
Davis retweeted the response by capping it off with the laughing emoji. Both responses are in reference to the many times Love was visibly hurt during the Baranchyk battle. It is good that Love is aiming for the top, and he is not wrong for doing it. However, he is not ranked by any of the four major sanctioning bodies as of right now, which hurts his cause.
Baranchyk is currently ranked #9 by the WBC, and Love should crack into the top 15 when the new rankings are updated next month. However, he will need to do more to get a fight with Davis.
By: Garrisson Bland