2005-05-14 Zab Judah w rsc 3 Cosme Rivera, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC/The Ring
2005-05-14 Zab Judah w rsc 3 Cosme Rivera, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC/The Ring. Referee: Joe Cortez. Defending three titles for the first time, and not wishing to lose one of them by default, Judah (146½) quickly had Rivera (147) in some difficulty when smashing him down in the opener with a southpaw left to the jaw. Back on his feet but dazed, Rivera was soon on the deck again following a flurry of blows. Although he lasted out the round and got through the second he would not be so lucky thereafter. Appearing to take it easy in the early stages of the third eventually Judah moved in on Rivera, and following a left uppercut to the jaw another flurry of punches had the latter down. That was it as far as the referee was concerned, the contest being called off at 2.11 of the session.