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Garcia-Judah fight is postponed to April 27
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia has apparently suffered a rib injury which will force the postponement of his scheduled Feb. 9 clash with Zab Judah to April 27.
UPDATE: Showtime has announced that the Danny Garcia-Zab Judah fight has been rescheduled for April 27 at Barclays Center.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia and his team are expected to announce on Monday that his Feb. 9 title defense against Zab Judah at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., will be postponed, according Judah and sources close to the Garcia camp.
Garcia (25-0, 16 knockouts) bruised his ribs during sparring last week and will need some time to heal and be at 100 percent. Judah (42-7, 29 KOs), meanwhile, will have to wait for his shot.
Judah, a 35-year-old veteran who has held numerous titles at 140 and 147 pounds, is coming off of a ninth-round TKO over previously undefeated Vernon Paris last March. It was Judah’s comeback fight after losing to Khan by fifth-round TKO in July of 2011.
"No one has said anything to me, but I heard Garcia hurt his ribs in sparring. But I know he’s hurt and the fight with Garcia is off, but there might a replacement opponent. I worked hard for this and I don’t understand how you’re a champion and two weeks before a fight you say you’re hurt," Judah said.
"I don’t know if he’s faking it or not, but they told me the fight is off and I know he’s not ready. He might want to wait to April to fight—but that’s not going to be it. I want to fight him now. We’re hoping and looking for a replacement. I did everything I have to do to fight this guy."
A near-brawl occurred when Garcia-Judah was first announced in New York during a December press conference.