Danny Garcia backing out of Judah fight? Zab is furious!
By Dan Ambrose: Steve Kim is reporting that he’s hearing that WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia may back out of his February 9th fight against 35-year-old Zab Judah for an unspecified reason.
Kim said on his twitter “I was told Garcia will pull out on Monday. Things change of course, but it’s what I was told by a reliable source.”
Judah has heard the news and he said this on his twitter to Danny “Wow, Danny Garcia, you backing out after all that talk? First ya’ll call the cops, now ya’ll back out of the fight. Listen, Punk, be a man and take this a** whipping I got for you on February 9th. Danny Swift, stop trying to back out punk boy.”
If this turns out to be true then that’s a real buzzkill because I was looking forward to the fight even though I thought it was just another one of Golden Boy Promotions’ manufactured mismatches where they set up one of their champions with a faded lion to make him look good and get him a safe payday. But Garcia is flawed enough to actually lose to even someone like Judah. Garcia barely beat Kendall Holt in 2011, and he really didn’t start looking good until he was put in with a faded Erik Morales and the weak-chinned Amir Khan.
Judah might have clowned Garcia for all we know. Judah’s certainly fast enough and smart enough to avoid Garcia’s only real weapon in his arsenal, his left hook. Judah may be getting up there in age, but he knows how to avoid getting hit with left hooks.
Judah thinks Garcia got stage fright. Would Garcia back out of the fight because he was afraid of Judah? I don’t know, but I think it’s probably an injury or possibly the money not being right.