Jake Paul shared the boxing ring with Ben Askren at Triller Fight Club last weekend and picked up a scintillating first-round stoppage win over the former MMA world champion. However, Jake Paul made headlines for so many other reasons, most notably being an altercation of his friend and former boxer J’Leon Love with former UFC’s welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
In the video doing rounds on the internet, J’Leon Love can be seen trashing Woodley with Jake Paul standing right in his corner as the former UFC’s welterweight champion exists before telling him his MMA accomplishments.
Needless to say, the video irked a lot of fight fans, p[ropting even former dual champion Daniel Cormier to take a stand on Twitter. Cormier called out J’Leon Love as a slammed the former boxer for disrespecting T-Wood.
I mean the way this dude talked to T- wood makes my skin crawl. All these kids are going to get taught a lesson I swear. And I can’t wait for it, @JLeonLove you can’t fight. Better respect dudes like @TWooodley before he puts his hands on you. He ain’t Ben!
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 18, 2021
Needless to say, the comment did not go too well with Jake Paul who fired back at Cormier and teased a potential showdown between J’Leon Love and Tyron Woodley. Additionally, he teases a boxing bout against Cormier and asked the former two-division UFC Champion to step inside the ring against him.
Who is J’Leon Love who triggered a potential Tyron Woodley boxing bout
J’Leon Love is a former professional boxer who used to compete in the super-middleweight division. He had a record of 24-3-1 before retiring from active competition. A small look at his social media handle revealed that he is currently working with Jake Paul as his boxing instructor.
J’Leon Love’s last boxing bout came against David Benavidez which he lost via stoppage in the second round. Love has not competed inside the ring since then and has been helping out YouTuber turned professional boxer, Jake Paul. J’Leon Love is a common name in the industry, and he has close relations with former multi-division world champion Floyd Mayweather.
J’Leon Love comes from a boxing family, and his father motivated him to take up the sport. He amassed an incredible amateur record of 115-5 before making his professional boxing debut in the year 2010. His last appearance was in the year 2019, and Love has not competed since then.