Judah files protest, wants Khan rematch
By Scott Gilfoid: Zab Judah (41-7, 28 KO’s) has filed a protest to the Nevada Athletic Commission to try and get a rematch with WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan for their fight last month on July 23 in which Judah was fouled a number of times by Khan out the referee taking points away from Khan.
In addition to sending a protest letter to the Nevada Athletic Commission, Judah also has reportedly sent letters to the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF).
Judah’s complaints are as follows: 1. Khan pushing Judah’s head down 2. Khan landing a low blow that caused the stoppage in the fifth round 3. Khan landing shots behind Judah’s head.
I didn’t remember seeing Judah getting hit with rabbit punches, but I do clearly remember Khan shoving Judah’s head down in the 5th with his left arm and then while still pushing down on Judah’a head, Khan nailed him with a shot that hit at the belt line. It looked low to me. But what really got my kettle boiling was Khan pushing down on Judah’s head with his left arm and then nailing while still holding his head down. That shouldn’t have been allowed.
I’m sorry but that looked illegal as heck to me and I couldn’t believe the referee just let Khan get away with. I saw Khan pushing down on Judah’s head a number of times in the fight and I couldn’t understand why the referee was letting him do this. If look at Khan’s fight against Marcos Maidana in December, Khan did the same thing, pulling down on Maidana’s head while the referee Joe Cortez did zero about it.
I don’t know where Khan learned that amateurish move from but he needs to stop because it gives him an unfair advantage when he does crank on his opponents’ head like this. Sooner or later, Khan is going to fight an assertive fighter, whose trainer will make a lot of noise before and during the fight about Khan’s head shoving. At that point we may finally see Khan getting points taken away and maybe even disqualified.
I think Khan should have been disqualified for pushing down on Judah’s head and holding it there while he tagged him in the 5th. No way should that have counted. It’s so sad how that referee didn’t do a thing about. I would have disqualified Khan on the spot for that move. I really felt sorry for Judah in that fight. He had no chance with Khan cranking on his and tagging below decks while holding him in place.