Zab Judah and Lucas Matthysse Battle in Newark Saturday
By Ken Hissner (Nov 5, 2010) Doghouse Boxing  
Former IBF/WBO light welter and WBA/WBC/IBF welter champion “Super” Jab Judah, 39-6 (27), of Las Vegas and interim WBO Latino light welter champion Lucas Martin Matthysse, 27-0 (25), of Argentina fight for vacant WBO NABO light welter title Saturday night at Newark’s Prudential Center. They headline Main Event’s 12 bout fight card over HBO. “We are bringing back a renewed and revived World Champion with Zab Judah. Zab is a former junior welter, welterweight champ and future junior welterweight world champion,” said Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events.

The exciting co-feature will have Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, 27-1-1, of Gilroy, CA, and former IBF featherweight champion against former 2004 Olympian Vicente Escobedo, 22-2 (14), of Woodland, CA, in a super featherweight 10.

Judah excited the crowd at the Prudential in July stopping Jose Armando Santa Cruz with the hand speed that won him world titles in two divisions. “Saturday night is going to be electrifying,” said Judah. His opponent is on a 4 fight knockout streak that includes former WBA light welter champion Vivian Harris. “I’m going to take this win back to Argentina,” said Matthysse. The winner of this bout will be ranked #2 in the IBF and WBO.

“I want to thank God for the opportunity because with everything that I’ve been through with my family. I would never be here without God,” said Guerrero. “”This is the best camp I’ve ever had and I’m in the best shape of my life. I came here for one thing and that is to win and show that there is a new sheriff in town,“ said Escobedo.

Adrien “The Problem” Broner, 17-0 (14), of Cincinnati, OH, meets Ilido Julio, 40-19-1 (35), of Colombia. Broner has scored knockouts in his last 8 fights and holds the WBC Youth Intercontinental super featherweight title in one of 3 fights over 8 rounds.

Another Olympian from the 2008 team Brooklyn’s Sadam “World Kid” Ali, 9-0 (5), who has won 3 fights at the Prudential including his last 2 by knockout takes on Gary Bergeron, 12-6 (7), of Louisiana.

Poland’s Mariusz Wach, 22-0 (10), at 6:07½ will meet Kevin “Big Man” Burnett, 13-4-1 (8), of Miami, has a win over then 12-1 Horace Ray Grant. Wach is 4-0 in the US.

Newark’s Michael “The Artist Michael Angelo” Perez, 9-0-1 (4), makes his hometown debut against Hevinson Herrera, 14-6-1 (9), a former Colombian champion over 6 rounds in lightweight division.

There will be 5 bouts over 4 rounds featuring unbeaten boxers from New Jersey Angel Concepcion and Tyrone Luckey along with Ghana’s Bastie Samir, Canada’s Mikael Zewski, New York’s Michael Brooks and Cleveland’s Eduardo Alicea.
Doors open at 6:00pm and HBO Boxing After Dark begins at 11:15pm.

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