Zab Judah vs. Otilio Villarreal
1998-07-12 : Zab Judah 143 lbs beat Otilio Villarreal 145 lbs by TKO at 3:00 in round 2 of 10
- Location: Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA
- Referee: Dick Flaherty
- Judge: Leo Gerstel
- Judge: Robert McCoy
- Judge: Paul Driscoll
Aired on: ESPN Friday Night Fights
The fight was a non title bout despite Judah having the USBA junior welterweight belt. The fight started out rather slow, but Judah was the clear aggressor at the beginning. Judah received a warning for a low blow in round one.
Villareal was knocked down the first time with 30 seconds left in the second round. Judah then knocked Villareal out as the second round came to a close and the ref stopped the fight. Both knockdowns came from crisp combinations ending in left hooks. Villareal was knocked out just for the second time in his career as the second round was coming to a close. ESPN reported that Judah scored 49/99 blows in round one.