"I don't feel like I got anything to prove, especially with him now testing positive for whatever he was on. I don't think I have anything to prove, so it doesn't make sense. And on top of that, he's gonna get suspended and is going to be out for a while...I won't say I feel bad for Love or anything like that, but I don't understand why he would do a thing like this because it's ridiculous, man, especially with Floyd Mayweather being his promoter. Floyd preaches a lot about drug free and staying clean, so he has embarrassed his own promotion. I can see Floyd dropping him just by this because this is crazy. So I don't see why Love would put himself in this situation," stated middleweight contender Gabriel Rosado, who shared his thoughts on the news that J'Leon Love tested positive for a diuretic following their May 4 clash on the undercard of "MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero". Check out what else he had to say!
PC: It came out today [Wednesday] that J'Leon Love tested positive for a diuretic after your fight with him. Are you pissed off, surprised, not surprised? What is your reaction to this news?
GR: I don't even know if I'm surprised, man. It's just more like I don't know, man. He came in big the day of the fight, and on top of that, at the weigh-ins, he came in 2 hours late and then they gave him an extra hour to step on the scales. It was just so much crap going on, it's just ridiculous.
PC: You have said from the beginning that the situation from the time you landed in Vegas until the decision was announced seemed like a raw deal. Is this just the climax to what has to seem like a really bad dream for you?
GR: Yeah! For real man, like, it don't stop. It started with the whole thing with Ellerbe getting crazy on stage, but the crazy part was the weigh-in. While I'm waiting for him, at the same time, I'm drying out a little longer than I should be. So if he came late by 2 hours, I'm going an extra 2 hours of not getting on the scale as well and drying out. And then on top of that, he got an extra hour to lose more weight and I gotta wait that extra hour. And then he didn't even get fined or anything like that. He was supposed to come on time, and then he doesn't make the weight after being late and they give him an extra hour to make it. I had the option of not fighting or taking a percentage of his purse, so I kind of got did dirty with that. I was gonna fight regardless, but it was kind of grimy. I think the only fine he got was from the athletic commission for being late and it was like $100. Yeah, that's crazy, but at the end of the day, man, it is what it is.
PC: Right after the fight, you said you didn't feel there was a need for a rematch. Does this solidify that point in your opinion?
GR: Yeah man, I don't really feel the need to fight. When I took this fight, I didn't take him lightly, but I took this fight as an opportunity to get a bigger fight. That's what this fight meant to me. J'Leon Love was a big guy and everything, but I knew I had the advantage in experience and I knew I would be able to capitalize on that. So my whole thing with taking this fight is to move on to bigger and better things. I did what I did and everybody saw that I won the fight. Nobody had him winning the fight except those crazy ass two judges. But other than that, I don't feel like I got anything to prove, especially with him now testing positive for whatever he was on. I don't think I have anything to prove, so it doesn't make sense. And on top of that, he's gonna get suspended and is going to be out for a while. Who really wants to see that? It's a hurt piece because it's gonna be hard for him to come back from this. Right now, everybody choppin' him up. He getting chopped up on Twitter and Instagram. They coming at him on Instagram and he erasing it (laughing). He on top of that; he erasing all of the comments. But they choppin him up right now, so it's gonna be real hard for him to get back on.
PC: Obviously there is going to be a process, but have you heard anything as far as the decision being overturned to a no-contest or not yet?
GR: Yeah, I hear they have to go through a process, but from what I'm hearing, it will be a no-contest. I was upset by the one judge that scored the fight 97-92. I was ready to make a move on that because for that judge to only give me 2 rounds is ridiculous. I was already upset about that and I was already talking to my people about bitching about that, and then this happened. I see that fight being a no-contest now, so their bad judging doesn't matter.
PC: Do you look at Love differently after this positive test or does this not change your view of him?
GR: My thing is, I won't say I feel bad for Love or anything like that, but I don't understand why he would do a thing like this because it's ridiculous, man, especially with Floyd Mayweather being his promoter. Floyd preaches a lot about drug free and staying clean, so he has embarrassed his own promotion. I can see Floyd dropping him just by this because this is crazy. So I don't see why Love would put himself in this situation to do that. It is crazy. My thing is still I went up to middleweight for the opportunity. I think I'm more dominant at 154, but the thing is, you can't turn down opportunities like Madison Square Garden, even though it was Triple G. You can't turn down opportunities like world title fights and stuff like that. And with J'Leon Love, it was a good opportunity to be on the biggest card in boxing, Floyd Mayweather fighting Robert Guerrero. You can't turn down opportunities like that and I'm all about a challenge, so it is what it is.
PC: You gained a ton of fans after the fight and I'm sure you just gained many more with this coming out. Is there anything you want to say to your fans?
GR: Hey man, just the love that the fans is showing me is crazy, man. I'm getting love from everywhere on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I wish I could respond back to everybody, but I can't. But I do appreciate the fans and I'm gonna keep working hard. This ain't gonna put me down; it's just gonna make me stronger. The fans definitely make me stronger because when people show that they appreciate you, it definitely makes you work harder, so a lot of love to the fans and I appreciate the love and support and I'm gonna keep it going.
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