Zab Judah

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*Son of [[Yoel Judah]]
 
*Son of [[Yoel Judah]]
 
*Brother of [[Daniel Judah]] and [[Josiah Judah]]
 
*Brother of [[Daniel Judah]] and [[Josiah Judah]]
On february 12, 2000 With a 21-0-0 record Judah defeated Jan Pit Bergman by 4th round KO for the vacate IBF light-welterweight title which Terron Millett had been stripped. On june 24, 2000 Judah's next title defence was british fighter [[Junior Witter]] with a record 15-0-2,Judah won an unanimous decision with scores of 116-112 and 118-111 twice. Judah had future defences over [[Hector Quiroz]], [[Terron Millett]], [[Reggie Green]],and [[Allan Vester]].   
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On february 12, 2000 With a 21-0-0 record Judah defeated Jan Pit Bergman by 4th round KO for the vacate IBF light-welterweight title which Terron Millett had been stripped. On june 24, 2000 Judah's next title defence was british fighter [[Junior Witter]] with a record 15-0-2, Judah won an unanimous decision with scores of 116-112 and 118-111 twice. Judah had future defences over [[Hector Quiroz]], [[Terron Millett]], [[Reggie Green]],and [[Allan Vester]].   
 
On February 05, 2005, Judah became the undisputed welterweight champion, with a [[Cory Spinks vs. Zab Judah (2nd meeting)|9th round TKO]] of reigning champ, [[Cory Spinks]], in Spinks's hometown of St.Louis, Missouri. He would lose those titles, in his own hometown, on January 7, 2006, when he suffered a [[Zab Judah vs. Carlos Manuel Baldomir|unanimous decision]] upset loss to [[WBC]] mandatory challenger, [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]]. Baldomir only won the WBC title, as he only paid the sanctioning fee for that organization's title. It was widely believed that Judah's [[WBA]] and [[IBF]] titles were automatically vacated as a result of the loss, as has been the custom in similar situations, like [[Lloyd Honeyghan|Lloyd Honeyghan's]] [[Lloyd Honeyghan vs. Jorge Vaca (1st meeting)|loss]] to [[Jorge Vaca]]. However, on January 19, IBF championship chairman Lindsey Tucker told FightNews that Judah was still the organization's champion, as they like the WBA did not recognize the bout as a title match, however they did not choose to vacate the title as the WBA had done.
 
On February 05, 2005, Judah became the undisputed welterweight champion, with a [[Cory Spinks vs. Zab Judah (2nd meeting)|9th round TKO]] of reigning champ, [[Cory Spinks]], in Spinks's hometown of St.Louis, Missouri. He would lose those titles, in his own hometown, on January 7, 2006, when he suffered a [[Zab Judah vs. Carlos Manuel Baldomir|unanimous decision]] upset loss to [[WBC]] mandatory challenger, [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]]. Baldomir only won the WBC title, as he only paid the sanctioning fee for that organization's title. It was widely believed that Judah's [[WBA]] and [[IBF]] titles were automatically vacated as a result of the loss, as has been the custom in similar situations, like [[Lloyd Honeyghan|Lloyd Honeyghan's]] [[Lloyd Honeyghan vs. Jorge Vaca (1st meeting)|loss]] to [[Jorge Vaca]]. However, on January 19, IBF championship chairman Lindsey Tucker told FightNews that Judah was still the organization's champion, as they like the WBA did not recognize the bout as a title match, however they did not choose to vacate the title as the WBA had done.
  

Revision as of 03:12, 15 April 2008

Zab Judah

Name: Zab Judah
Alias: Super
Birth Name: Zabdiel Judah
Born: 1977-10-27 (Age:36)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 7½″   /   171cm
Reach: 72″   /   183cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Lou Duva
Trainer: Yoel Judah

On february 12, 2000 With a 21-0-0 record Judah defeated Jan Pit Bergman by 4th round KO for the vacate IBF light-welterweight title which Terron Millett had been stripped. On june 24, 2000 Judah's next title defence was british fighter Junior Witter with a record 15-0-2, Judah won an unanimous decision with scores of 116-112 and 118-111 twice. Judah had future defences over Hector Quiroz, Terron Millett, Reggie Green,and Allan Vester. On February 05, 2005, Judah became the undisputed welterweight champion, with a 9th round TKO of reigning champ, Cory Spinks, in Spinks's hometown of St.Louis, Missouri. He would lose those titles, in his own hometown, on January 7, 2006, when he suffered a unanimous decision upset loss to WBC mandatory challenger, Carlos Manuel Baldomir. Baldomir only won the WBC title, as he only paid the sanctioning fee for that organization's title. It was widely believed that Judah's WBA and IBF titles were automatically vacated as a result of the loss, as has been the custom in similar situations, like Lloyd Honeyghan's loss to Jorge Vaca. However, on January 19, IBF championship chairman Lindsey Tucker told FightNews that Judah was still the organization's champion, as they like the WBA did not recognize the bout as a title match, however they did not choose to vacate the title as the WBA had done.

The loss also would have appeared to have cost Judah the opportunity to face widely recognized pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a big pay-per-view showdown later in the spring of 2006. However, on January 20th, Bob Arum and Don King announced that the two would meet on April 8, 2006 in a HBO Pay-Per-View show, with Judah's IBF welterweight title on the line. Though Judah would start well in his match with Mayweather, Mayweather would take control of the fight in the 2nd half to win a comfortable unanimous decision. The bout was highlighted by a controversial 10th round incident, in which Judah landed a low blow on Mayweather, followed by a rabbit punch. This prompted Mayweather's trainer Roger Mayweather to enter the ring to go after Judah. Controversy over Roger Mayweather's actions prompted the IBF on April 18th, to order an immediate rematch betweeen Mayweather and Judah by August 8th. Mayweather, however, decided to abandon his title.

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Preceded by:
Terron Millett
Stripped
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
2000 Feb 12 – 2001 Nov 3
Succeeded by:
Kostya Tszyu
Preceded by:
DeMarcus Corley
WBO Light Welterweight Champion
2003 Jul 12 – 2004
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Miguel Angel Cotto
Preceded by:
Cory Spinks
Super Champion
WBA Welterweight Champion
2005 Feb 5 – 2006 Jan 7
Super Champion
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Cory Spinks
WBC Welterweight Champion
2005 Feb 5 – 2006 Jan 7
Succeeded by:
Carlos Manuel Baldomir
Preceded by:
Cory Spinks
IBF Welterweight Champion
2005 Feb 5 – 2006 Apr 8
Succeeded by:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.


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