By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
â€œSuperâ€ Zab featured on â€œFight Nightâ€ Special
NEW YORK, NY (BASN)—Zab “Super” Judah (41-8, 28 KOs, 2 NC), a brash former undisputed world welterweight and junior welterweight champion, will be featured in NBC Sports’ “Fight Night 36.” The show is an all-access which will capture 36 hours of Judah’s life, as he preps for unbeaten Vernon Paris of Detroit, MI. The series is set to premier on Wednesday, March 21, at 10:30 p.m. just three days before Judah fights Paris (26-0, 15 KOs) in the main event of a highly-anticipated fight card at the Aviator in Brooklyn, NY.
“The NBC Sports Network’s decision to support its Fight Night professional boxing series by extending its 36 format into the sweet science is just the kind of support that our sport needs,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “Every boxer I know is his own reality show. I am quite confident that we will win lots of new fans to the sport with this type of programming. I can’t wait to see the premiere.”
In case you can’t make the March 21, showing, “Fight Night 36: Zab Judah” will be re-aired: March 22 at 11:30 p.m., March 23 at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., March 24 at 6 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. leading toward the Judah-Paris broadcast on fight night. All times are ET.
The winner of Judah-Paris will emerge as the No. 1-ranked contender in the IBF; positioning themselves for a world title shot.
“I’ve got nothing to prove,” Judah said. “I just have to go in there, put on a dynamite performance, and pull out a spectacular win. That’s all I have to do.”
Judah’s fights are usually made for must-see TV.
Judah has made a career of having exciting fights. He always finds a way to remain relevant in boxing, as he was a world champion exactly one-year ago today. Another win and Judah will remerge into the championship landscape at 140 pounds once again at age 34.
“With age you get better,” Judah said. “The older you get, the better you get… and the more money you make. Old is great! This fight is for my legacy. I look forward to going home and having a great night.”
Vernon Paris can be widely considered as ‘the new kid on the block.’ No one outside of the Detroit boxing circle knows too much about him, but one must assume that he is not one to be underestimated.
“After 110 amateur fights and  professional fights, I’ve seen all kinds of styles,” Judah added. “I don’t know much about him,” said Judah. “I’ve seen a couple of his fights, but actually I fell asleep. It was nothing that amazing to see.”
Paris is young, unbeaten, and is on the cusp of earning the No. 1-ranking in the IBF at 140 pounds. To position himself for a world title shot, Paris, 24, must accomplish the daunting task of defeating a former world titlist in his hometown.
Paris will be the main event attraction, as boxing returns to The Aviator in Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY Judah vs.
Paris, along with former WBO heavyweight titlist, Sergui Liakahovich, and former two-division world champion Tomasz Adamek will be featured.
on Saturday, March 24.