Joshua Clottey vs. Zab Judah

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CompuBox Punchstats
Total Punches Clottey Judah
Landed 122 117
Thrown 393 419
Pct. 31% 28%
Jabs Clottey Judah
Landed 8 45
Thrown 30 280
Pct. 27% 16%
Power Punches Clottey Judah
Landed 114 72
Thrown 363 139
Pct. 31% 52%

2008-08-02 : Joshua Clottey 147 lbs beat Zab Judah 143 lbs by TD at 1:12 in round 9 of 12

Aired on: HBO Boxing After Dark
Promoter: Top Rank


Bout Summary

Judah began the busier fighter, showing quick hands and throwing effective combinations behind a jab. Clottey began steadily closing the distance between himself and his opponent from the third round, landing an increasing number of punches that took their toll on Judah. In round four, Clottey landed an uppercut that caused Judah to lose his balance, and by the end of the round, Judah had blood running down his nose. Judah staged a comeback in the sixth round as he landed a flurry of punches, but in the middle of the seventh round, Clottey landed a right hand that hurt Judah and caused him to back into a corner. In round nine, Judah suffered a cut over his right eye and the fight was stopped after he said he could not see. The referee had ruled the cut was caused by an accidental clash of heads even though replays clearly showed a punch by Clottey did the damage. The fight was then sent to the scorecards. Two judges scored the fight 86–85 and the other judge scored it 87–84, all in favor of Clottey.