Judah and Malignaggi talk December 7th fight

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2013) – Golden Boy Promotions formally announced at a press conference today a major fight card for Saturday, Dec. 7, at Barclays Center live on SHOWTIME® highlighted by a 12-round match between two of the most talented fighters in Brooklyn’s boxing history, Five-Time, Two-Division World Champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-8, 29 KO’s) and Two-Time, Two-Division World Champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s). The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast will air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

In the 12-round co-main event WBA Interim Super Welterweight titleholder Erislandy Lara (18-1-2, 12 KO’s), of Miami by way of Cuba, battles former WBA world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s), of Las Cruces, N.M,by way of El Paso, Texas for the interim WBA 154-pound world title.

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Judah: Matthysse punches harder than Danny Garcia

garcia3By Allan Fox: Now having fought both Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) and Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s), Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KO’s) says that Matthysse is the harder puncher of the two. Judah points out that Matthysse can punch hard with both hands, not just his left hand like Danny Garcia. Judah lost to Garcia last night by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 116-111, 114-112 and 115-112 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

After the fight, Judah said “Danny punches nothing like Lucas. He punches hard with either hand. It’s crazy I beat him.”

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Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah Preview: Time to back up the Tweets

garcia111(Photo credit: Casino/Showtime) By Peter Wells: Danny Garcia and Zab Judah have for the last six months or so expressed their mutual dislike of each other in no more than 140 characters at a time, until Saturday 27th April when the tweeting stops, and the fighting begins. For those of you who have not witnessed the “twitter war” between the two fighters, then you are most probably wondering why this fight is receiving so much attention from fans.

The two boxers online squabbling and the near brawl between the two camps has quite simply sold the fight. Suddenly fight fans have gone from “couldn’t care less” to having a rather childish excitement that you usually get at school when you hear a fight is happening on the playground at lunch time.

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Judah-Garcia conduct split press conference

003Quillin-Ochoa-GarciaIMG_5894(Tom Casino/Showtime) By Allan Fox: In one of the stranger press conferences you’ll ever see, WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) and challenger Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) conducted a split press conference instead of one with the two fighters together to hype their fight for Saturday night at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

The two fighters were kept apart due to “tension in the air,” Oscar De La Hoya said as quoted by fightnews.

Judah said “He’s going to sleep. This is Brooklyn right here. I’m ready. I’m locked & loaded. y’all talking about a hook? I live in Las Vegas, the land of the hookers! I know how to dodge em!”

Garcia said “I can’t wait to stare him in the eyes and take his soul out of his body. I’m going to take him into deep waters and drown him.”

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Zab Judah vs. Danny Garcia this Saturday, April 27th in Brooklyn, New York

zab judahBy Allan Fox: 35-year-old former two division world champion Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) has a dangerous fight this Saturday night against WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Judah and Garcia were supposed to have fought last February but Garcia suffered a rib and thumb injury that made it necessary for him to postpone the fight. There are rumors that Garcia was too heavy and wouldn’t have been able to make the 140 lb. weight limit even by dehydrating.

Garcia is one of those light welterweights that are really heavy for the division and it gives him a good advantage over his lighter opponents. Judah could have problems in this fight if Garcia rehydrates up to 160+ because he’s more of a true light welterweight compared to Garcia, who is more of a junior middleweight in size.

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Mayweather vs. Guerrero, Canelo vs. Trout & Judah vs. Garcia fight predictions

LOS ANGELES, April 18 – With the Super Welterweight World Championship Unification fight between Canelo Alvarez and Austin Trout coming up this weekend on Saturday, April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, followed by the Unified Super Lightweight World Championship between Danny Garcia and Zab Judah at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 27 and the culmination of the back-to-back-to-back championship fight weekends, “MAY DAY: Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero” on Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, predictions are swirling around on the internet, in newspapers and on television from boxing scribes and fans doing their best to make their calls on what will happen in the upcoming fights.

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Judah-Garcia: Zab gets another crack at a title

judah2By Allan Fox: 35-year-old Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) will be fighting for another world title when he steps up and faces WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) next month on April 27th at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Judah was recently knocked out by Amir Khan in a 5th round TKO in July of 2011, but Judah came back from that loss to defeat fringe 140 lb. contender Vernon Paris to be given another shot at a title.

With the light welterweight division having few recognizable names for casual boxing fans, Judah has kind of become what Evander Holyfield was to the heavyweight division in getting title shots without having to do a whole lot because he’s got a name that fans can recognize.

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Judah vs. Garcia winner must face Matthysse next, says WBC

matthysse8By Dan Ambrose: It looks like WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) will finally have to face WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) if Garcia can get past his next title defense against Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) on April 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The World Boxing Council has ordered the Judah-Garcia winner to fight Matthysse in their next fight, according to fightnews.com. That’s probably not what Judah and Garcia wanted to hear because Matthysse is probably the most dangerous fighter in the 140 pound division right now, and he may be the #1 fighter at this weight.

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Judah: Garcia’s having second thoughts after seeing Matthysse fight

judah2By Dan Ambrose: Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) thinks WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) started getting cold feet about the idea of facing him on February 9th after seeing how devastating Lucas Matthysse looked this past weekend in destroying Mike Dallas Jr. by a 1st round knockout win. Judah beat Matthysse by a 12 round decision two years ago in a close fight.

Judah thinks an out of shape Garcia decided he wasn’t ready physically or mentally to fight Judah in February after seeing that fight. Garcia has decided to use a fake injury excuse about his ribs to buy more time to get in shape and to try and get ready for the fight, Judah believes.

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Malignaggi vs. Maidana possible for Judah-Garcia undercard on April 27th

maidana545By Dan Ambrose: A fight between WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) and former WBA light welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) has been tentatively penciled in for the undercard of the Zab Judah vs. Danny Garcia fight card on April 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The Malignaggi-Maidana hasn’t been confirmed as of yet because there’s still a chance that Malignaggi might decide to defend his title against the World Boxing Association ordered #1 WBA challenger Diego Chavez or Malignaggi could still opt for a title-milking fight against the past his best 41-year-old Shane Mosley. Malignaggi sounded unsure when asked if he was still planning on fighting Mosley when asked last Saturday night by Showtime.

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