Boxing Report: Zab wins, Salita still undefeated - Guinn, Jacobs, Edouard and Judah on Top
By Christopher Roche at ringside for Doghouse Boxing (Nov 10, 2008) Doghouse Boxing
On Saturday night's undercard to Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr. at Madison Square Garden in New York, Zab Judah did little to inspire fight fans with his unanimous decision victory over Ernest Johnson. Judah, of Brooklyn, suffered more bad cuts, and he looked far from being a world-class welterweight. Johnson, for his part, was game, but the 29 year-old did not have the talent, or the experience to overcome the 30 year-old Judah.

Judah moved to 37-6 (25) 2 NC, and Johnson, of San Diego, dropped to 18-3 (7). The scores were 99-91 and
98-92 twice.

In perhaps the most bizarre event of the night, Dmitriy Salita shut out Derrick Campos on one judge’s scorecard, while just barely edging Campos out on another. Salita looked shaken several times in the fight, but judge Robin Taylor still scored the bout 120-108 for Salita. Meanwhile, the other two judges scored the bout 117-111 and 115-113.

Despite the strange scoring, Salita remained undefeated, as the Brooklynite moved to 29-0-1 (16), and Campos fell to 17-6 (10).

In other action, Dominick Guinn, Danny Jacobs, Daniel Edouard and Joseph Judah all came out on the winning side.

Overall, it was another excellent night of Garden boxing. Perhaps most encouraging was the surprisingly large crowd. On my way home, I heard an American fan talking on his cell phone, and he mentioned this was his first fight he had ever seen live. He said, “The seed has been planted. This was good.”

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