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Judah having problems making 140? Scale says no

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One of Zab Judah’s challenges in dropping from welterweight (147 pounds) to junior welterweight (140) was making the lower limit comfortably in his early 30s.

After all, he hasn’t fought at 140 since he stopped Jaime Rangel in one round in 2003. After that, he has had 15 fights at welterweight, although he weighed 141 in his last bout – a third-round TKO over Jose Armando Santa Cruz that was billed as his return to junior welterweight.

Judah, who faces Lucas Matthyesse on Nov. 6 in Newark, N.J., provided further evidence last Wednesday that making 140 won’t be a problem: He emailed to promoter Kathy Duva the above photo of a scale with him standing on it that read “140.8.” He also added a two-word commentary:

“I’m ready!!!”



Duva was thrilled.

“As you can clearly see from his weight displayed on the scale, he does belong at 140,” Duva said. “He is going to kick butt on Nov. 6th!! Maybe after he cleans up the 140 pound division, he'll move down to 135!”

Well, Judah is full of surprises.

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