Danny Garcia vs Zab Judah: Live round-by-round updates
Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah
Zab Judah walks first to the ring wearing a black robe. He walks slow and looks ready. Garcia sports camouflage. The Brooklyn crowd showers him with boos.
Referee Steve Smoger is the third man. We are ready to go!
Garcia’s right finds the target again. He backs Judah even when it doesn’t connect. Swift hits Judah with two good rights in the second minute. Judah returns fire with a strong counter left that Garcia took well. It’s another Garcia round but Judah is closing the gap. Judah hits Garcia with a good left to end the round.
Garcia is beginning to walk through Judah’s punches. He counters two Judah jabs with a strong hooks to the body. Garcia’s right hand pops Judah’s head back. He wobbles Judah with a right hand. Judah is in trouble. He is absorbing punishment in the corner. Judah survives the round.
Judah seems to have his legs back. Garcia is stalking like usual but Judah is circling well and using the jab to keep at bay. This is a better round for Judah. Judah comes forward with a stiff left. Garcia misses with two left hooks at the end of the round.
Judah’s jab is working. He is circling away and lands and good one-two. Judah lands a good straight left. Garcia counters with a solid right that floors Judah to the canvas. Judah is cut under the left eye but survives the round. He is not in serious trouble.
Garcia comes out attacking. Judah keeps him at bay with a good left. Garcia’s right hands are staggering Judah. But Judah is using his experience to slip and return with the left hand. This is a close round. But Garcia’s right hand is the deciding factor.
Garcia launches a right that backs Judah into the corner. Judah slips a quick left that lands flush on Garcia’s chin. Garcia wobbles and Judah has turned stalker. Garcia’s punches don’t have as much pop and his legs look weary. Garcia barely survives as the crowd erupts.
The fans are chanting Judah as he paws the jab towards Garcia. Judah’s jab to the gut freezes Garcia. Garcia is keeping his distance but is not the same animal. Judah connects with a left hook that wobbles Garcia. Judah lands another powerful left. Judah hits Garcia with a right and Garcia counters wit his own shot that staggers Judah. Great round!
Both fighters bleeding and both are throwing awesome shots. An accidental clash of heads forces a cut over Judah’s right eye and on Garcia’s forehead. Judah slips a smooth left hand to Garcia’s chin. Garcia takes it well. Both guys are going at it. Judah hits Garcia with an awesome right hand. Garcia comes forward and returns fire. Another great round for both fighters. Judah takes a close one.
TSS scores the fight 115-112 for Danny Garcia
Judges score it 115-112 114-112 and 116-111 for Danny Garcia