Zab Judah needed two attempts to make the 140-pound weight limit for Saturday’s challenge to junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (on Showtime). Judah weighed in just over the limit on his first attempt. He then stripped down all the way and made it.
Judah, of Brooklyn, is 42-7 with 29 knockouts.
Garcia, of Philadelphia, was booed when he stepped on the scale. He weighed 139.8 pounds. He is 25-0 with 16 knockouts.
This bout figures to be a good one as long as it lasts as bad blood exists between the respective camps. Not surprisingly, Angel Garcia, father and trainer of Danny, has been blamed by Judah as the instigator.
“Angel Garcia made himself a factor,” Judah said. “Danny is so quiet, such a church mouse, that they don’t know who he is.”