Judah inks deal with new promoter
Former welterweight and junior welterweight champion Zab Judah, hopefully on the rebound from two less-than-stellar performance, has axed his former promoter Don King and inked a deal with Prize Fight Boxing, who will co-promote Judahâ€™s bouts with Super Promotions, Team Judahâ€™s promotional arm.
â€œIâ€™m excited to be working with the Prize Fight Boxing team,â€? Judah said, â€œand Iâ€™m ready to get back in the ring and settle some unfinished business. All the champions better enjoy their belts now, because Iâ€™m coming back to claim whatâ€™s mine.â€?
Brian Young, President of Prize Fight Boxing, said, â€œThis is an important day in the history of Prize Fight Boxing, and weâ€™re honored to have a boxer the caliber of Zab Judah on our team. Heâ€™s one of the sportâ€™s best, and itâ€™s just a matter of time before heâ€™s on top of the pound-for-pound list.â€?
Zab Judah (34-4, 25 KOs) turned pro in 1996, won the IBF junior welterweight title in 2000, and made five successful defenses before losing the crown to Kostya Tszyu. Judah moved up to welterweight in 2004, and in February 2005 he won the undisputed world title by stopping Cory Spinks. Then Judah got exposed by Carlos Baldomir, followed by an ugly decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Zab is expected to return to action in the autumn against an opponent to be named. Read more at the BLOG