Near Brawl at Judah-Garcia Presser in NYC Today

BY The Sweet Science ON December 01, 2012
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702Trainer-father Angel Garcia ribbed Zab Judah, who took umbrage, and the two had to be seperated at Gallagher's today. Here is some video from the beef.

Check out a Q n A with Zab after the scrum here.

BROOKLYN (December 1, 2012) - Following an unforgettable night of fights in October to open a new era of boxing in Brooklyn at Barclays Center, Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME return to the area's most spectacular new venue on Saturday, February 9 with a world championship bout featuring WBA Super, WBC and Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Champion Danny "Swift" Garcia against former Four-Time and Two-Division World Champion and Brooklyn's own Zab "Super" Judah.

"Zab's a great fighter, one of the best of his era, but it's my era now and I'm going to prove it on February 9," said Garcia, who will be making his third title defense. "The crowd in Brooklyn was great for my last fight, and I can't wait to put on another show for them. I plan on ending this one the way I did my last fight at Barclays Center...by knockout."

"I'd like to thank Danny Garcia, Golden Boy and Barclays Center for this opportunity," said Judah. "I'm blessed to be able to come back home to Brooklyn, perform for my fans, and win another world championship. Danny is a talented fighter, but I have tricks he's never seen before. This will be the defining fight of my career, and I can't wait."

"The atmosphere at Barclays Center was electric for our first event there in October and I know it's going to be bigger and better on February 9," said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "Danny Garcia is an exciting young champion making statements with each fight and Brooklyn's own Zab Judah is going to test him like never before. This is a Fight of the Year candidate in February, and I can't wait to get back to Brooklyn to see it."

"We are thrilled to bring another exciting championship fight to Barclays Center for what is sure to be a dramatic evening for boxing fans," said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center. "Our inaugural boxing event in October was a rousing success as we are delighted to re-ignite boxing's powerful tradition in Brooklyn."

"After a strong 2012 lineup of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, 2013 will prove to be even better," said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. "On February 9, we are expecting a spectacular night of boxing at Barclays Center featuring a rising champion in Danny Garcia and Zab Judah, a boxing main-stay who hails from Brooklyn. Fans came out strong in Brooklyn and tuned into the SHOWTIME telecast during the last fight at Barclays Center and we can't wait for the same to occur come February 9."

Garcia vs. Judah, a 12-round bout for Garcia's Unified Super Lightweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and supported by Golden Boy Promotions sponsor Corona. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Preliminary fights will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME®.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, go on sale on Monday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000.

Philadelphia Danny "Swift" Garcia (25-0, 16 KO's) has been boxing's breakout star of 2012, and a top candidate for Fighter of the Year honors as a result of his spectacular performances on the sport's biggest stages. A top prospect and contender in the years leading up to 2012, the 24-year-old won his first world title fight in March by dropping, then decisioning the legendary Erik Morales for the WBC 140-pound title. Garcia then unified the titles in July with a stunning fourth round knockout of British Superstar Amir Khan before opening Barclays Center in October with a one punch knockout of Morales in their rematch. Now Garcia has his sights set on taking out another superstar in Zab Judah.

One of New York's most accomplished boxers of all time, Brooklyn's Zab "Super" Judah (42-7, 29 KO's) has lived up to his nickname with blazing speed, one punch power and classic performances. A former world champion at super lightweight and welterweight, the 35-year-old southpaw owns wins over Cory Spinks, Junior Witter, DeMarcus Corley and Lucas Matthysse, while also going toe-to-toe with modern greats like Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, and Kostya Tszyu. The winner of six of his last seven bouts, most recently a ninth round technical knockout win over then unbeaten Vernon Paris in March, Judah is amped up to fight in his hometown for the second time as a professional on February 9.

Televised co-features and a stacked lineup of undercard bouts will be announced shortly.

Comment on this article

SouthPaul says:

Suuuuuuuupa' Judah!

Watch out for that scud missile uppercut, Danny Boy, it's no joke, even in the fading years...

amayseng says:

Zab is what 34,? Not 44. Dude still has Some left in the tank.
Like SP said, Zab can still crack and uses southpaw angles well.
I'm leaning towards Zab to pull it out with an early KO, not because of angels antics tho.

brownsugar says:

This going to be a good matchup. Like amayseng says they are both very close in the skills department. Although Garcia seems to trade more and hit harder.

amayseng says:

Garcia definitely has some thunder but before he landed those crushing hooks Khan was out boxing him and winning the fight.

bigstinkybug says:

[COLOR="#FF0000"> if Zab was fighting Rios, i'd say"he has a good chance of winning"... BUT Garcia, lol... take it from a non biased fan... Zab will get blasted like he's never been blasted before... Garcia is no b fighter..the guy has world class power ,a great chin and heart... the only chance Zab has is a chance of getting hurt...just keeping it real.

ali says:

[COLOR="#FF0000"> if Zab was fighting Rios, i'd say"he has a good chance of winning"... BUT Garcia, lol... take it from a non biased fan... Zab will get blasted like he's never been blasted before... Garcia is no b fighter..the guy has world class power ,a great chin and heart... the only chance Zab has is a chance of getting hurt...just keeping it real.

I disagree Garcia is a B level fighter. Remember he was losing to Khan before he clipped him, he had a close fight with a old Morales (first fight) he also had a close fight with Kendall Holt who is a C+ fighter. There are slot of good fighters at 140 so Gracia is going to be exposed real soon and it might start with Zab.

ali says:

Angel Gracia thinks he's slick but I know what he's up to. He talks sh$t to get under your skin then fighters go out there being over aggressive. Zab should keep his cool cause this is a fight he can win Danny Garcia is solid but not elite.

brownsugar says:

Angel Gracia thinks he's slick but I know what he's up to. He talks sh$t to get under your skin then fighters go out there being over aggressive. Zab should keep his cool cause this is a fight he can win Danny Garcia is solid but not elite.



agreed ali... Garcia was laying it on a little too thick.. that's his routine press conference conversation. If Zab felt he was being minimalized and disrepected he should have used Garcia's negative references as fuel to spark his pride and passion to win during training... he could use the recording and play it while working out.

His display at the press conference leaves the impression that Zab hasn't changed and will fall apart on fight night. Falling for Garcia's elementary mind games doesn't bode well for Zab chances to get the upset.

Radam G says:

SCLA Ali got this one right. "Swift" Danny (ole Danny Boy) Garcia is a B-fighter among a division of B-fighters. All the A-fighters moved up to chase the pots of greens -- I mean pots of Gold -- that they can get by dancing with cash cows Da Manny and/or Money May.

"Super" Zab Judah has the fading skills and awesome talent to put a beatdown on the Philly pretty boy, but not the mental makeup. Judah -- born a Jew, but now claiming to be a born-again Christian -- is full of holy bullsyetology and hotheadness. Zab's pops shoulda been there to rumble with Danny's pops.

Anyway! Jesus Christ is not going to be fighting ___ ___. Zab is always spittin' that Jesus fights all of his (Zab) battles. Well maybe Jesus Will Be on vacation this coming battle, because Pops Angel looks like one of those Romans from back in the day that had Jesus Crying for his daddy. "(Whaddup, Pops!) Have Thou Forsaken Me?".

"Anger, have thou forsaken me," should be Zab's moniker. Holla!

Radam G says:

SCLA Ali got this one right. "Swift" Danny (ole Danny Boy) Garcia is a B-fighter among a division of B-fighters. All the A-fighters moved up to chase the pots of greens -- I mean pots of Gold -- that they can get by dancing with cash cows Da Manny and/or Money May.

"Super" Zab Judah has the fading skills and awesome talent to put a beatdown on the Philly pretty boy, but not the mental makeup. Judah -- born a Jew, but now claiming to be a born-again Christian -- is full of holy bullsyetology and hotheadness. Zab's pops shoulda been there to rumble with Danny's pops.

Anyway! Jesus Christ is not going to be fighting ___ ___. Zab is always spittin' that Jesus fights all of his (Zab) battles. Well maybe Jesus Will Be on vacation this coming battle, because Pops Angel looks like one of those Romans from back in the day that had Jesus Crying for his daddy. "(Whaddup, Pops!) Have Thou Forsaken Me?".

"Anger, have thou forsaken me," should be Zab's moniker. Holla!

Carmine Cas says:

I agree with you Radam (shocking I know), Zab does not have strong mental make up. The brash trash talking boricua probably got under the black hebrew's skin. I can see a similar outcome like Khan. But one never knows. And damn those are cheap tickets.

Carmine Cas says:

I agree with you Radam (shocking I know), Zab does not have strong mental make up. The brash trash talking boricua probably got under the black hebrew's skin. I can see a similar outcome like Khan. But one never knows. And damn those are cheap tickets.

bigstinkybug says:

I disagree Garcia is a B level fighter. Remember he was losing to Khan before he clipped him, he had a close fight with a old Morales (first fight) he also had a close fight with Kendall Holt who is a C+ fighter. There are a lot of good fighters at 140 Gracia is going to be exposed real soon and it might start with Zab Feb. 9



[COLOR="#FF0000">*he was losing to Khan becuz Khan was looking like a madman.. Khan looked fantastic... BUT, Garcia was getting to Khan. I mentioned to my wife 20 seconds befor it happened,"Garcia's gunna catch Khan"... Morales looks and has been looking good..don't be that guy who says"he's old" becuz of age... call it like it is..Morales has been a tuff fight for anyone ...and Garcia rolled right thru him... Morales head looked like it came off..possibly the hardest punch thown in a title fight this year.


Kendall who? i'm talking about NOW... Garcia is a young fighter learning with each fight..and has become a serious, solid, king of the 140 pound weight div... bring on Bronner. When Garcia disposes of Zab with ease...GARCIA is a name u'll remember .

Radam G says:

Wow! Bigstinkyblood -- I mean bigstinkybug -- WTF! Keyboard tapping in red looks like you beat the cyberspace fudge outta somebody, and decided to send a message that you are one bad-@ss cat by posting with his blood. Danggit! You got me scared. Hehehe! Holla!

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