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Judah: Danny Garcia is not going to be a network star, he’s not the one

Danny Garcia Zab JudahBy Allan Fox: Former two division world champion Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) confesses that he probably only has two to three more years left in his career, but he doesn’t think that Showtime is making the right decision in hitching their wagon to WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s), thinking he’s going to be a big star. Judah doesn’t see star qualities in Garcia and he thinks Showtime or even HBO are making a mistake if they invest time and effort into Garcia.

Judah said to Sportsillustrated.cnn.com “This guy [Garcia] is not the one. Everyone, HBO, Showtime, this is not the one He is not the one.”

Judah thinks Amir Khan would have beaten Garcia in their fight last year in July had Khan simply chosen to box Garcia instead of trying to get in the trenches and slug with him. Judah thinks Khan would have easily won that fight had he stayed on the outside, jabbed and fought a conservative fight for 12 rounds.

Judah thinks Garcia can’t initiate offense on his own and can only take advantage of his opponent’s mistakes by nailing them with big left hooks when they come at him trying to slug it out.

Judah does have a point. If you look at Garcia’s fight with Kendall Holt, you’ll notice that Garcia wasn’t able to do much in the fight with Holt staying on the outside and not coming at him trying to slug it out the way that Erik Morales and Amir Khan.

By choosing to stay at a distance, Holt was able to take away Garcia’s left hook and that left Garcia with only his ability to jab and throw long right hands. Garcia has a good right hand, but it’s not a big knockout punch the way his left hook is. His right hand isn’t better than many of the other fighters at light welterweight.

Judah and Garcia will be fighting next month on February 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


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