Zab Judah Feb. 19 comeback bout in doubt…again.
Zab Judah used to be synonymous with fast hands and dazzling KO’s.
Now he’s just known for not fighting amid bizarre circumstances.
After signing with Greg Cohen Promotions in August of last year, Judah was supposed to fight a month later in September. It didn’t happen because of a dust-up at the weigh-in with opponent Hevinson Herrera.
Judah was then scheduled to fight last November against former lightweight titleholder Juan Carlos Salgado. But that bout was also scuttled when Salgado backed out days before with an ankle injury.
Now, the 38-year-old Judah, a former three-time junior welterweight titleholder and undisputed welterweight world champion, is scheduled to headline a Feb. 19 card against Virgil Green (11-4, 4 knockouts) in a junior welterweight bout in Iowa.
But Cohen told RingTV on Tuesday that scenario is also in doubt for reasons Cohen chose not to disclose.
“Our plan was for him to fight Feb. 19,” Cohen said. “Zab has been offered several fights. Unfortunately, thus far that has not come together yet.”
Judah’s father, Yoel, was a bit more optimistic the Feb. 19 fight will eventually take place.
“Right now everything is in limbo,” Yoel told RingTV. “But it’s being negotiated and I’m confident that things will be worked out in the next week.”
The last time Judah fought, he lost a lackluster decision to Paulie Malignaggi in December of 2013 at Barclays Center. Judah did help prepare Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his super bout victory against Manny Pacquiao last May.
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