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J'LEON LOVE TESTS POSITIVE FOR A DIURETIC; VICTORY OVER ROSADO LIKELY TO BE CHANGED TO A NO CONTEST

By Ben Thompson | May 15, 2013
J'LEON LOVE TESTS POSITIVE FOR A DIURETIC; VICTORY OVER ROSADO LIKELY TO BE CHANGED TO A NO CONTEST

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, middleweight contender J'Leon Love tested positive for Hydrochlorothiazide following his split decision victory over Gabriel Rosado on the May 4th undercard of "MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero". Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that can be used by athletes to assist in weight-cutting. One day prior to the fight, Love arrived at the weigh-in an hour late before tipping the scales at 161.5 pounds, a pound and a half over the middleweight limit. An hour later, he would eventually make weight.

Although it's unclear at this time what actions will be taken by NSAC, Rick Reeno of Boxingscene.com reports that it's expected that Love will be fined, suspended, and his victory over Rosado will likely be changed to a No contest. "I think it's just plain old simple karma, Rick. I think Gaby would rather it be changed to a [win], but no-contest is fine for now," Rosado's promoter, Russell Peltz, would comment to Reeno.

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