Montana Love will headline at house in Cleveland, Ohio for the primary time in his profession as he takes on Stevie Spark at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday, November 12, dwell worldwide on DAZN.
Love (18-0-1 9 KOs) packing containers in his yard for the fourth time in his profession however first time because the star attraction. In his final outing, he outpointed Gabriel Valenzuela in Las Vegas on Might 7, on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez’s conflict with Dmitry Bivol.
The 27-yearold can be trying to placed on a press release efficiency forward of the vacant IBF world title struggle that may crown both Jeremias Ponce or Subriel Matias this fall – and the person Love might want to impress towards is Australian puncher Spark, who has lots at stake himself.
‘The Viking’ (15-2 14 KOs) penned a promotional pact with Matchroom and Eddie Hearn, and his first bout below the deal sees him straight into the Lion’s den on his US debut.
The 25 yr previous from Toowoomba in Queensland has ended 14 of his 15 wins inside the gap, and he can be out to wreck Love’s homecoming and leap into world title rivalry.
“From neighborhood hero to celebrity – Cleveland we did it child!” stated Love. “I’m glad to announce I can be (preventing) right here in my hometown.
“That is one thing I dreamed of as a child. I’m wanting ahead to placing on a celebrity efficiency. I want all people in my metropolis to return out – let’s defend the land!”
“I’ve been working very exhausting for lots of years for this second,” stated Spark. “I’ve the most effective crew on the earth who I can’t thank sufficient for making this attainable. I’m wanting ahead to exploding into the worldwide boxing scene with a spectacular win. The American boxing followers are in for a deal with, as I imagine they’ll love my all-action type.
“We respect the fighter Montana Love is, he’s extremely credentialed however that’s why we took this struggle. We’re coming ready, and we’re coming to win. Come November 12, there can be no Love!”
“That is the stage and second that Montana has been ready for – and now he must take it with each arms,” stated Hearn. “The possibility to headline at house in a struggle that may result in world title motion makes this the most important evening of his life, and with the Cleveland’s followers behind him, that is the second to show he belongs within the elite.
“However Stevie has different concepts. Australia is without doubt one of the quickest rising markets for boxing, and we’re trying to construct stars there. If ‘The Viking’ can pack his punch energy and produce it to Ohio, he may change into a serious participant at 140lbs in a single day.”
A press launch by Matchroom Boxing was used on this article.