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Zab Judah: ‘Floyd Is Scared Of Me’
Reliable sources have told us that the only thing holding up a serious date between phenoms Zab ‘Super’ Judah and Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather Jr. is what Team Judah refers to as ‘Mayweather’s fear’ of the Brooklyn southpaw.
According to Judah’s camp a ten million dollar purse is on the table, and Team Judah claims to have cleared all the hurdles on their end, hoping to make the fight a reality in 2006. The terms are very simple: either a 50-50 split, or a 60-40 split, with Mayweather getting the major share and Judah not risking his belts.
Yoel Judah, as well as Judah’s promoter’s Don King, have expressed every confidence that a meeting between Zab and Floyd Jr. will never go to the judges. Team Judah is oozing with confidence, and they now await Mayweather’s move.
“Hey Floyd, put your signature where your mouth is,” say the Judahs. Pretty Boy, we ask, what says you?
Meanwhile, Zab Judah continues to train in preparation for his mandatory title defense against World Boxing Council No. 1-ranked contender Carlos “Tata” Baldomir. Legendary promoter Don King returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden to promote this extravaganza that includes a total of 3 title fights, two of which are for undisputed world championships.
Zab Judah vs ‘Tata’ Baldomir is the headliner while World Boxing Association and WBC cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck and International Boxing Federation champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell will meet to determine the undisputed champion at the 200-pound weight limit. On January 7th these co-featured main events will be televised on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
The remaining world title fight showcases IBF junior flyweight champion Will “Steel” Grigsby defending his crown against IBF No. 1-ranked contender Ulises “Archie” Solis. There will also be an IBF bantamweight elimination bout featuring Gernaro “Poblanito” Garcia facing Ricardo “Chapo” Vargas for the No. 1 ranking.
Tickets priced at $505, $305, $205 $105 and $55 are on sale now at the Garden box office and all Ticketmaster locations or by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171, 201-507-8900, 631-888-9000, or 914-454-3388. Ticket prices include a $4.50 facility surcharge. Ticketmaster purchases ?are subject to a Ticketmaster service charge.
“Zab Judah is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world no matter what anyone else may want you to believe,” King said, “and he will prove it to any non-believers when he knocks out Carlos Baldomir and then Floyd Mayweather.