Judah to Garcia: Take your a** whooping from me and head down I-95

By Boxing News - 12/04/2012 - Comments

Image: Judah to Garcia: Take your a** whooping from me and head down I-95(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Jason Kim: Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) may be 35-years-old and considered past his prime by a lot of boxing fans, but he still feels he’s got what it takes to beat the slower but stronger WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) on February 9th when he go at it in the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York.

Judah and Garcia’s father Angel Garcia got into a big argument in their press conference last Saturday at Gallagher’s Steak House. Judah took issue with Angel calling him a “4 round fighter,” and things kind of took off from there with both Judah and Angel having to be held back by their team.

Judah said this about facing Danny Garcia as quoted by RingTV “When you come into Brooklyn, you have to show some respect. Take your a** whooping and head down I-95.”

Judah really thinks he’s going to win this fight. He sees that Garcia is kind of slow, and he’s going to look to try and take advantage of that.

It’s going to be difficult for Judah to win this fight even though he’s got the much faster hands. Garcia is really dangerous with his left hook, and he’s got a good right hand as well. Judah will have to find his way through Garcia’s offense to land his big uppercuts that Judah likes to throw.

Judah can throw a lot of different kinds of punches, but as he’s gotten older his uppercut has become his money punch. He can still throw it with a lot of power, and if he can land that shot enough times against Garcia, he can win. Judah’s power and speed can possibly carry him to victory.

The odds are definitely against Judah, though. Garcia is unbeaten and he’s been mostly dominating everyone he’s been in with lately, Kendall Holt gave Garcia a lot of problems in October of last year in a 12 round split decision win by Garcia. But Garcia then beat Erik Morales and Amir Khan.

Holt was able to give Garcia problems with his fast hands and big power. He got Garcia’s respect early and was able to land often against him. Judah needs to use that fight as a blueprint to try and beat him because that was definitely one fight where Garcia didn’t look all that impressive. If you can take his shots, Garcia becomes pretty average as Holt showed.

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