Judah: I was cheated out of the opportunity to KO Khan; I want a rematch
By William Mackay: Former two division world champion Zab Judah feels that he was cheated out of the chance to KO Amir Khan in their last fight in July when Judah was hit let low by Knan while having his head pushed down at the same time by Khan’s left hand.
The referee ruled it a legitimate knockdown, and didn’t say a word about Khan shoving Judah’s head down at the same he was nailing with a right below decks. Judah filed a formal protest to the Nevada State Athletic Commission over the fight results.
“We’re looking for another big one if Amir Khan doesn’t to get in the ring,” Judah said in an interview at esnewsreporting.com. “I was taken away the opportuntity of seeing one of the best knockouts.”
I agree with Judah. Khan should have been penalized for holding Judah’s head down and nailing him. He did the head holding thing more than once in the fight and I was surprised that referee Vic Drajulitch failed to jump in and disqualify Khan or take away points because I’d seen Drakulitch do a quick disqualify job on Edison Miranda not long before that for some simple low blows without the head shoving down routine that Khan did to Judah.
I think the chances of Judah getting a rematch with Khan ever again or about zero. Khan has moved on and is talking Floyd Mayweather Jr. 24/7. That’s the fight Khan wants and when he gets it, and he probably will, Mayweather will make Khan look about as bad as Khan did Judah, but without the low blows or head shoving down bit that Khan did. Mayweather is simply too good for Khan and no matter what trick Khan uses, Mayweather will beat him anyway. Khan can land low blows or shove down on Mayweather’s head all night, but he’ll still lose.