March 12th Sees The Return of Zab Judah

The Return of Zab Judah – This Saturday, March 12th sees the return of former two weight class world champion Zab Judah (42-9) as he is set to face Josh Torres (15-4-2) at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Promoter Roy Englebrecht has seven fights on the card, and the feature fights are set to air on the CBS Sports Network as part of a newly conceived series ““Knockout Night at the D”. Check your local listings for start times.

Judah has not fought since his December of 2013 all-Brooklyn showdown with Paulie Malignaggi at the Barclays Center. In that fight, Judah started out fast but faded after three rounds and he lost a wide unanimous decision (116-111,117-110,117-110.) Dating back to 2011, Judah has gone 1-3, though his losses are to Danny Garcia and Amir Khan as well as Malignaggi, so he was fighting at a high level in his most recent appearances.

The rhetoric from the Judah camp has been straightforward. He wants to win a sixth world title. He has moved out to Las Vegas, and in 2015 he served as a sparring partner for Floyd Mayweather Jr as he prepared for his bout with Manny Pacquiao, and that experience left him in shape and feeling that he “still had it”.

The Return of Zab Judah

Torres falls under the category of a ‘safe” opponent. The 26 year old out of Albuquerque, New Mexico went 2-1 in 2015, picking up the vacant WBC United States Super Lightweight title in April with a win over Ranee Ganoy (36-11-2), but he dropped the belt in an August outing against Cameron Kreal (7-7-2). One of his losses came via UD to prospect Dusty Hernandez Harrison as a welterweight, but he has no one on his resume with the pedigree of Judah.

The entire card as it stands today appears below.

 

March 12th, 2016 – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

Card Subject To Change:

Super Light 10 rounds: Zab Judah (42-9) vs Josh Torres (15-4-2)
Super Light 8 rounds: Steve Claggett (23-3-1) vs Jeremy Bryan (17-6)
Lightweight 8 rounds: Leon Spinks III (11-3-1) vs Jesus Gutierrez (14-0-1)
Super Bantam 4 rounds: Salvador Perez (2-8-2) vs Jose Fabian Naranjo (3-2-1)
Heavyweights 4 rounds: Dakota Walker (1-0) VS Cashton Young (1-0)

 

Check out this interview with Zab Judah at The Boxing Channel

Comment on this article

COMMENTS

-Radam G :

Super Zab should be safe fighting this mild-warmed cavader. But if Zab struggles and cannot get him out in five or six rounds, Zab maybe should call it a career, and become a Sin City referee and judge. The old crooks are aging and becoming even more blind. So new blood who knows boksing is in demand. Holla!


-SouthPawFlo :

I can see Judah winning 3-4 fights against local can drivers and AAU basketball referees then being Fed to Errol Spence or Fighting Shane Mosley in a Grandpa fight


-deepwater2 :

I can see Judah winning 3-4 fights against local can drivers and AAU basketball referees then being Fed to Errol Spence or Fighting Shane Mosley in a Grandpa fight
A Judah vs Mosley for the grandpa belt sounds good. Maybe throw in margocheato with those two.


-stormcentre :

Ha ha . . "Grandpa belt" . . . that's funny and apt. Actually . . . . Judah pulled out of a Mosley fight years ago under somewhat suspicious (broken shower/glass) circumstances, if my memory serves me right. He never seemed to have much interest in putting the fight back together, either. Of course this was all after Kostya Tszyu thoroughly cleaned his clock . . . . . so you never know, perhaps - at that time - he had (more than) enough of being hit hard by guys that knew how/where to touch him. Actually, Deep, you should start another negative thread like the ""Time For Lil Floyd 2 Call Out 3G"" thread, on the subject of Judah; and see if it, too, can stand as a (greater than 50K posts) testament to both unrestrained negativity and also how frequently the same fantasy outcome can be discussed - over and over - as a means of compensating for Pac's loss and all it means. Ouch !!!!! Just kidding. Just getting your back for your comments here . . . .
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25339-Ezzard-Charles-is-1-Ranking-The-Modern-Light-Heavyweight-Greats&p=94716&viewfull=1#post94716 I'm wise; not *old. And (whilst it's debatable whether I need your protection {thanks for the offer though}); I don't need to travel to Gleasons to slap anyone around. In fact, even if I did want to I still couldn't, as I will probably be in Moscow when that takes place; with several gyms, each with (in my view) elite fighters to remind me how "young*" I am. So, with all that out of the way and said; looks like the Gleason's Masters competition is all yours to win. :)


-Radam G :

A Judah vs Mosley for the grandpa belt sounds good. Maybe throw in margocheato with those two.
You guys are cracking me up. That is some funny syet. Hehehe! "The Grandpa belt." Now you dudes have my 116-year-old Tio Mamoy fired up. He wants to make a comeback against 93-year Jake LaMotta, and/or this 102-year-old Puerta Rican ex-pro pug. These dudes, along with this other 101 yer-old guy living in Califronia nowadays, but originally from Sweden are the oldest living ex pugs in the world. Holla!


-Radam G :

Holla at a back-in-the-day 89-year-old Jake LaMotta getting jiggy with shadow boxing.
->https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bRLilBN9HjQ. Holla!