NEW YORK (Dec. 8, 2005)—Brooklyn native Zab “Super” Judah will make his first title defense in New York since becoming the undisputed world welterweight champion in February when he headlines a card featuring three world championship matches—two of which are for undisputed titles—at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 7. Judah will make a mandatory defense against World Boxing Council No. 1 ranked Carlos “Tata” Baldomir.
In the co-featured main event, World Boxing Association and WBC cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck and International Boxing Federation champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell will meet to determine the undisputed champion at the 200-pound weight limit. Both bouts will be televised on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
The remaining world title fight showcases IBF junior flyweight champion Will “Steel” Grigsby defending his crown against IBF No. 1-ranked contender Ulises “Archie” Solis. There will also be an IBF bantamweight elimination bout featuring Gernaro “Poblanito” Garcia facing Ricardo “Chapo” Vargas for the No. 1 ranking.
“This means so much to me to be fighting in my hometown and at The Garden,” Judah said. “I want to celebrate a successful defense of my undisputed world welterweight championship with all my fans in Brooklyn and all of New York. I’m not overlooking or disrespecting my opponent but I have to score a knockout when I’m fighting at home.”
Tickets priced at $500, $300, $200 $100 and $50 go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at the Garden box office and all Ticketmaster locations or by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171, 201-507-8900, 631-888-9000, or 914-454-3388.Ticketmaster purchases are subject to convenience charges.
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