Montana Love Defeats Gabriel Valenzuela By Boring UD!

Love Picks Up Very Forgettable Win Over Valenzuela

Montana Love flexing at fight weigh-in for Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela bout
Montana Love | Credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Getty Images

Montana Love Wins Decision Over Gabriel Valenzuela


In his latest tour of in-ring duty, undefeated super lightweight fighter Montana “Too Pretty” Love (18-0-1, 9 KO’s) picked up his eighteenth professional victory. The Cleveland native and Matchroom Boxing boxer accomplished this by beating imported opponent Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela (25-3-1, 15 KO’s) by way of a narrow unanimous decision. The bout stood as Valenzuela’s first match in the US and only his third outside of his Mexico homeland.

While Love will happily gobble up the recent victory, this was not the type of prizefight that he was looking for. Ranked #11 (IBF), Love has let his desire to face top opposition be known loud and clear. He, or his team, have already called for duels with undisputed 140-pound champion Josh Taylor, Teofimo Lopez and Adrien Broner. Unfortunately for him, it is evident that none of those dustups came to fruition. It will be interesting to see who the flashy pugilist can land a fight with next especially following this wet blanket performance.

TEDIUM AT IT BORING BEST

For the better part of it, the opening round was a rather monotonous affair. It housed very little action outside of a handful of straight lefts landed by Montana Love. Yet in the final 45 seconds, Love caught Valenzuela with a cuffing right hook that sent him down. Being that he was more off balance than anything, the Mexican got up and fought without issue. In a sudden turn of events Love was dropped early in the second with a wide left hook to the temple. Just like Valenzuela before him, Love fought on without any further hiccups.

By the fourth round, Love was dictating the pace of the fight with his superior footwork, While the fight had slowed considerably, and was about as exciting as sorting paper clips, Too Pretty was the clear ring general. Sadly, for the viewing and paying public, the bout would retain this sleep-inducing pace until the very end. Love was too leery of Gomez’s superior length to consistently take chances whereas Gomez simply couldn’t consistently catch up to Too Pretty. As a result, Love won a unanimous decision to the tune of 114-112 on all three cards. The ruling was loudly booed by the crowd.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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