Lem Satterfield

Can Judah be ‘super’ against ‘swift’ Garcia?

Record: 4-4 [Last week: Alvarez KO Trout]

Joseph Santoliquito/Ring Magazine/RingTV.com/CBS Sports

Danny Garcia KO 8 Zab Judah:  Danny Garcia is coming into this fight carrying an edge. It’s pretty tough to get Danny pissed–and Zab Judah has him irritated.

Don’t be surprised if Gacia lets Judah come forward and then look to slam the big right on Judah’s historically-dubious chin.

Record: 5-3 [Last week: Alvarez W 12 Trout]

John Scully, former trainer of RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson

Zab Judah W 12 Danny Garcia: I would love to see Zab Judah turn back the clock and do it one last time. I would love to see him get that big win and another world title, and I’m liking his chances, really.

You cannot overlook or not respect Danny Garcia’s punching power and also the mental high he must be on after his recent victories.

But fighting at home, maybe fighting for one final shot at a world title, I think Zab is going to be fast and sharp and is going to get some things done that we haven’t seen from him in a while. I’ll go with Zab on a decision victory.

Record: 5-2 [Last week: Alvarez W 12 Trout]


Bob Velin, USA Today

Danny Garcia TKO 9 Zab Judah: Danny Garcia is younger, bigger and stronger than Zab Judah, and is capable of hurting people with that powerful left hook.

I have to wonder if Zab still has the will to win, or just wants a few more big paydays. He has been on the decline for a few years now, and he could also be a lot smaller than Garcia when the bell rings.

While Zab will initially out-quick Garcia, and will be fired up in front of his hometown crowd, he tends to tire in the middle rounds, and Garcia will pick him up and put him down by the ninth.

Record: 4-4 [Last week: Alvarez late-round TKO Trout]


By a convincing total of 12-5, the experts have predicted that Danny Garcia will successfully defend his RING, WBA and WBC championships against Zab Judah.


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Lem Satterfield can be reached at lemuel.satterfield@gmail.com

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