2003-12-13 Zab Judah w co 1 Jaime Rangel, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBO
2003-12-13 Zab Judah w co 1 Jaime Rangel, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBO. Referee: Frank Cappuccino. In another battle of fellow southpaws, the WBO champion, Judah (140), proved his right to the title when demolishing Rangel (140) at 1.12 of the opening round. There was no sign of what was to come when the men came together at the start and there were no real blows of note until Judah unleashed a cracking left cross that detonated on Rangel’s jaw and sent him crashing down to be counted out. Having disappointed last time out, this was a perfect response from the champion.
Judah vacated the title in June 2004 after beating Rafael Pineda for the WBO Inter-Continental welterweight crown at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada on 15 May 2005. Following that, a match was made between Miguel Cotto and Kelson Pinto to find a new champion.