The Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero Showtime Pay-Per-View telecast fight line-up is complete with the addition of former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz facing veteran Alexander Munoz in a 10-round junior featherweight fight and rising middleweight star J’Leon Love squaring off against recent world title challenger Gabriel Rosado in a 10-round battle.
These bouts, in addition to the already announced Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Abner Mares 12-round title fight for Ponce de Leon’s WBC Featherweight World Championship, will set the stage for the world title clash between Mayweather and Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
“I’m so excited to be fighting on this card on such the big Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend,” said Santa Cruz. “I have been very fortunate to have fought on great events so far in my career, but this is the biggest stage yet. I plan to make my fans happy on May 4 and show the world that I am here to stay.”
“I am so looking forward to getting back in the ring on May 4 and taking the young Leo Santa Cruz to school,” said Munoz. “My experience is going to trump his youth and I plan on handing him his first loss in front of the world on SHOWTIME PPV.”
“This is what every fighter dreams of,” said Love.
“Thanks to Floyd Mayweather, Leonard Ellerbe and Mayweather Promotions I have been blessed with the opportunity to fight on SHOWTIME PPV in front of the whole world and on the undercard of one of the greatest fighters to ever lace up a pair of gloves [Floyd Mayweather]. Gabriel Rosado is a big name in the sport and a very good fighter, but on May 4, I plan on making a big statement by beating him and letting the entire world know my name. This is it and I can’t wait.”
“I have had my ups and downs, but I am confident that May 4 is going to be my time to shine,” said Rosado.
“J’Leon Love is a tough, good fighter who has learned from some of the best, but I know what I am capable of. I am going to come out on top and show boxing fans across the country and around the world what I am made of.”
“Both of these fights are excellent additions to ‘MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero’ and we are especially excited to see J’Leon Love make his SHOWTIME PPV debut,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
“Fighting on a Floyd Mayweather undercard presents a platform unlike any other in the sport of boxing and we know that these rising stars will take full advantage of the opportunity.”
“Santa Cruz vs. Munoz and Love vs. Rosado add even more incentive for fans to buy this SHOWTIME PPV extravaganza,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.
“We could not be more impressed or happy with the path that Leo Santa Cruz is on and can’t wait for his skills to be tested further against Munoz in front of a worldwide audience on May 4. J’Leon Love has his toughest test to date when he faces Gabriel Rosado. I can’t think of a better way to kick-off this exciting night.”
Love vs. Rosado should be an exciting fight, and one with big implications for the future of each man in the loaded 154 lbs scene.
I’d rather see Leo Santa Cruz in there with stiffer competition, but nevertheless, good to see him back in action. As one of three undercard fights, highlighted by the very excellent Mares vs. Ponce de Leon fight, it’s not a bad match-up to look forward to, either.