Judah eyeing Marquez fight for July 14

May 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com former Jr. Welterweight & welterweight champion Zab Judah is in the running to secure a July 14 showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez at Cowboys Stadium.

“It’s a fight I have campaigned for,” said Judah, who is from Brooklyn, N.Y., but lives in Las Vegas and has been around the media center this week. “This is a fight I wanted a couple of years ago and I still want it. I want him. He fought Floyd Mayweather and never touched him and he got dropped. I can do that, too.”

Main Events promoter Kathy Duva, who promotes Judah, told ESPN.com that Top Rank chief Bob Arum has contacted her about Judah.

“I’ve been having discussions with Bob for the past 24 hours,” she said Friday. “But the deal is not done. Obviously, we’d love to do it. I think it’s a saleable fight, a terrific fight. These guys are both big names, so we would love to do it and it’s not a complicated deal to make.”

“He really wants the fight,” she said. “But Bob hasn’t made us an offer yet. He’s exploring what it would take to make the fight, but I know we can make it if this is the fight they want to do. Bob knows that Zab is available, so we are talking about it.”

“It’s a fight that makes sense,” Judah said. “Marquez wants a fourth fight with Manny Pacquiao. I want a fight with Manny Pacquiao, too. The winner should get Pacquiao.”

VIDEO: ZAB JUDAH

March 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Former two division champion Zab Judah talks about his impressive stoppage over Vernon Paris

Judah impressive in stopping Paris

March 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Zab Judah (41-7, 28 KO’s, 138lbs) had his first ever fight in Brooklyn, NY, and it was up against rising talent, Vernon Paris (26-0, 15 KO’s, 138lbs). The bout took place at the Aviator Sports Center, which has become the home for boxing in Brooklyn.

With Judah being a southpaw and Paris in the orthodox stance, both fighters quickly worked at establishing their straight hands. Judah was the first to gain control, and he showed no signs of losing that control.

Any analyst will tell you that when opposite handed fighters face eachother, footwork is key. If one fighter’s lead foot is outside his opponent’s, he has the angle and leverage to land the better blows. Paris was losing the footwork battle badly. Judah beat him to the punch every single time as Paris could not grasp the very basic aspect of proper punching against a southpaw.

Judah repeatedly stunned Paris throughout the fight. To his credit, Paris showed a great chin, and was occasionally able to follow up with good shots of his own. But those shots were few and far between.

As both fighters entered the ninth round, Paris was way behind on the scorecards and needed something drastic to occur in order to come away victorious. Judah made sure that wouldn’t happen by sticking to the gamelan that was working to absolute perfection. He stunned Paris with another left hand and backed him into a corner. With Paris stunned and trapped, Judah stepped back and measured the situation before unleashing another combination that forced the referee to step in and call the fight. Judah came away victorious in impressive fashion, acoring a TKO victory at the 2:27 point in the ninth round.

The popular Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KO’s, 222.5lbs) took to the ring against Nagy Aguilera (17-6, 12 KO’s, 226.5lbs) in what was expected to be a one sided affair. Aguilera was aggressive early, taking advantage of Adamek’s notoriously slow starts. Aguilera did well until Adamek landed a left hook that badly wobbled Aguilera’s legs.

From that point on, Adamek was in control of the slugfest, repeatedly landing the ol’ one-two combination, and then slipping out of harms way. Despite the I’ve sided nature of the fight, Aguilera landed some hard blows of his own, temporarily quieting some of Adamek’s passionate fans.


After ten rounds, the scores read 99-91, 100-90, 100-90 for Adamek, giving him the unanimous decision victory.

Sergei Liakhovich (25-4, 16KO’s, 231lbs) took on Bryant Jennings (12-0, 5 KO’s, 219.5lbs) in a crossroads battle. From start to finish, Jennings was in total control of the bout. His better footwork led to better opportunities to throw combinations. And throw combinations he did. Jennings landed at will and had Liakhovich staggered in nearly every round. Liakhovich was just too slow and had no answer for Jennings.

Over the course of eight one sided rounds, Liakhovich took a beating. Before the round, the ringside physician took Liakhovich aside for a closer look. He let the fight continue, and Jennings continued the beating. After the round was over, the doctor advised that the fight should should be stopped. Jennings was credited with a TKO victory at the 3:00 mark of the ninth round.

Cruiserweights Santader Silgado (20-0, 18 KO’s, 196lbs) and Willie Herring (13-9-3, 4 KO’s) took to the ring next. The experts in attendance were going to get a good look at Silgado, who boasts an impressive record.

Things did not start so peachy for Silgado, as Herring turned out to be a crafty counterpuncher. The early rounds were a closely contested chess match.

In order to work his way inside, Herring made many aggressive lunges forward that led to headbutts. Eventually, a headbutt seemed to open up a cut over Silgado’s right eye, but luckily, his cutman, Danny Milano was on hand, and the bleeding was stopped.

Things changed in the fifth round. Silgado landed a body blow, and Herring was able to sell it as a low blow. From that point on, Silgado was in control and used his advantage in size very well for the rest of the fight. Herring’s continued attempts at selling phantom low blows did not work.

The final round saw lots of fireworks as Herring was able to land some looping hooks. The second half of the round had Silgado back in control. In the end, the final scores read 77-75, 78-74, and 78-74 in favor of Silgado, giving him a unanimous decision victory.

Much to the delight of his adoring Brooklyn fans, Curtis Stevens (21-3, 15 KO’s, 162lbs) made short work of Romaro Johnson (11-5-1, 6 KO’s, 160lbs) in their bout. Not long after the opening bell, a combination from Stevens sent Johnson onto the canvas. Johnson quickly made it up to his feet, but Stevens gave him no breathing room, and another combination sent Johnson down.

Johnson beat the count again, but the referee stayed close by to jump in if there was danger. That danger came quick, as another combination landed, and the referee called an end before Johnson even landed. The time of the TKO came at 2:16 of the first round.

The opening bout og the evening saw Angel Garcia (1-0, 1 KO, 130lbs) dominate and stop Alan Beeman (debut, 129.5lbs) in three rounds.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK PRESENTS “FIGHT NIGHT 36: ZAB JUDAH

March 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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All-Access Show Premieres Wednesday, March 21

at 10:30 PM ET

Zab “Super” Judah vs. Vernon Paris on NBC Sports Network Fight Night, Saturday, March 24 at 10 PM ET

NEW YORK – March 14, 2012 – Zab “Super” Judah, former undisputed welterweight and junior welterweight champion, will be featured in Fight Night 36: Zab Judah, premiering Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network.

The NBC Sports Network extends its all-access 36 series to boxing for the first time with this 30-minute special that chronicles 36 hours in the life of the Brooklyn boxer as he prepares to face Vernon Paris in a box-off for the No. 1 contender position in the Junior Welterweight division. Judah’s match with Paris will air on the second edition of the NBC Sports Network Fight Night boxing series, Saturday, March 24 at 10 p.m. ET.

“Compelling, story-driven access is something we want to grow in the NBC Sports Network original space, said Ron Wechsler, Vice President, Original Programming and Development, NBC Sports Network. “Given the success we have seen with NHL 36, we are excited to extend the brand to boxing. With Zab Judah returning to his hometown of Brooklyn, we have an amazing hook for our first Fight Night 36 special.”

NHL 36 is a regular series that profiles NHL players and has received acclaim since it debuted on the NBC Sports Network last December.

“The NBC Sports Network’s decision to support its Fight Night professional boxing series by extending its 36 format into the sweet science is just the kind of support that our sport needs,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “Every boxer I know is his own reality show. I am quite confident that we will win lots of new fans to the sport with this type of programming. I can’t wait to see the premiere.”

Following are reairs of Fight Night 36: Zab Judah: March 22 at 11:30 p.m., March 23 at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., March 24 at 6 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. as the lead-in to the Judah-Paris fight. All times are ET.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

March 24 Fight Info:

The Zab Judah vs. Vernon Paris fight is a 12-round IBF junior welterweight title eliminator. The fight is part of a triple header that includes Sergei Liakhovich vs. Bryant Jennings in a 10-round heavyweight fight and Tomasz Adamek vs Nagy Aguilera, in a 10-round heavyweight fight. A full all-star under card will support the three main bouts. Tickets to this blockbuster event are priced at $200, $100 and $75 and may be purchased by calling Main Events (973) 200-7050, Peltz Boxing (215) 765-0922, or online throughwww.peltzboxing.com. The non-televised undercard fights will begin at 7:30 p.m., the NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Mar 24th.

The Aviator Sports and Events Center offers free parking. You can also take public transportation via the Q35 MTA bus from the Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College subway station.

Be sure to tune into NBCSN for all the action following the NCAA basketball tournament!

To find the location of the NBC Sports Network on your local cable, satellite or IPTV provider, click here:http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/

NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE (All Times ET)
Saturday March 24,10pm – Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, June 1, 9-11 pm – Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, PA
Saturday, June 16, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Saturday, December 8, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Tweet the link to NBC Sports Network Fight Night channel finder: bit.ly/175UuU

Twitter: #FightNight

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FOR BRYANT JENNINGS THE TIME IS NOW

March 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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NORTH PHILADELPHIA – Upstart heavyweight Bryant Jennings, 12-0, 5 KOs, believes that when opportunity knocks, you have no choice but to answer. In January, Jennings stepped into the main event of the inaugural telecast of NBC Sports Network’s “Fight Night” boxing series by seizing one of those unlikely opportunities that sometimes come along. On one week’s notice, Jennings accepted a fight with another undefeated prospect and came away with a nationally televised 10-round victory, and for the first time in his career, left a fight with a little buzz surrounding his name. That buzz translated into yet another opportunity for Jennings on the very next NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” show, promoted by Main Events, March 24th. The fight will be part of fantastic night of boxing featuring Zab Judah vs. Vernon Paris. The broadcast begins at 10PM ET.

Photo Credits: John DiSanto http://www.phillyboxinghistory.com

On March 24th, Jennings will take on his stiffest test to date when he meets former WBO heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich, 25-4, 16 KOs, at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York. Although Jennings impressed in his last bout, a unanimous decision over Maurice Byarm, some believe that with the worldly Liakhovich, he’s bitten off a little more than he can chew. But Jennings doesn’t agree.

“I know for sure that I’m ready,” Jennings said before his typically rigorous workout at the ABC Recreation Center in North Philly. “Everything I do is for a reason. It’s a pretty good step up for me, and I know it’s not going to be easy. But I got to move forward. Everything is going to get tougher now. I know that’s the way it has to be.”

The fact that Liakhovich has been to the top of the heavyweight division and has faced a level of opposition far deeper and more accomplished than the 27-year old Jennings, figures to be the former champ’s biggest edge in the fight. However, supporters of Jennings can’t help but wonder if Liakhovich still has enough gas left in his tank to fight off the challenge of a hungry and confident prospect like the Philadelphian.

“They say he’s been there, but in the last four years he’s had four fights. And he’s lost two of them,” said Jennings’ trainer Fred Jenkins, Sr. “You’ve got an old race horse going against a young race horse. So who you betting on?”

Photo Credits: John DiSanto http://www.phillyboxinghistory.co

Jennings knows what his opponent has done in the past, but realizes that now is time to make the most of his latest and biggest opportunity.

“He’s trying to work his way back to being a contender, and I’m here to step in his way,” said Jennings. “He’s also in my way, so that’s when we clash and collide.”

Jennings’ desire to win is palpable. Under the watchful eye of his trainer, Bryant sweats and grunts his way through a daily training regimen that emphasizes hard work and clear focus. This is one young man who does not look beyond the next step. He refuses to be seduced by the promise of his potentially bright future.

“What’s in front of me right now, this fight, is more important than my future,” Jennings said. “Tomorrow is not promised, so I’m working on what’s going on right now. My future lies within this fight.”

Photo Credits: John DiSanto http://www.phillyboxinghistory.com

Be sure to tune into NBCSN for all the action following the NCAA basketball tournament!

To find the location of the NBC Sports Network on your local cable, satellite or IPTV provider, click here:http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/

Fight Info:
Tickets to the blockbuster triple-header, priced at $200, $100 and $75 and may be purchased by calling Main Events (973) 200-7050, Peltz Boxing (215) 765-0922, or online through www.peltzboxing.com. The non-televised undercard fights will begin at 7:30 p.m., the NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Mar 24th.

The Aviator Sports and Events Center offers free parking. You can also take public transportation via the Q35 MTA bus from the Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College subway station.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE (All Times ET)
Saturday March 24,10pm – Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, June 1, 9-11 pm – Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, PA
Saturday, June 16, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Saturday, December 8, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Tweet the link to NBC Sports Network Fight Night channel finder: bit.ly/175UuU

Twitter: #FightNight

Twitter: @main_events @NBCSN

Q&A with Tomasz Adamek, Roger Bloodworth and Kathy Duva

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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JERSEY CITY – Today Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KO’s),discussed his upcoming heavyweight bout with Nagy Aguilera (17-6, 12 KO’s), and answered media questions. HIs fight is part of the exciting March 24th NBC Sports Network Fight Night show featuring Zab Judah vs. Vernon Paris, airing live 10PM on NBC Sports Network from the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Kathy Duva, CEO Main Events

“Everybody knows we have a great, loaded card on March 24th. The fight will be on NBC Sports Network. We have a great, little venue in the Aviator, I wish we could have had a bigger venue but the availability of arenas dictated that this was our location. It’s going to make for a great night I think everyone is going to be excited and thrilled to be there. We have so many good fights on the card. And we’re blessed to also have in addition to the main event which will feature Zab Judah vs. Vernon Paris, and a co-feature with Sergei Liakhovich and Bryant Jennings; we are also able to provide this wonderful extra bout which normally would be a main event anywhere else, Tomasz Adamek who is going to be fighting Nagy Aguilera.”

How were your expectations for the Klitschko fight and the reality of the fight different?

Tomasz Adamek: “Boxing is my life, sometimes you win, sometimes lose. Last time I lose. I am 35 years old but I’m still hungry fighter. I want to come back and show everyone that I can win this fight (Aguilera) and couple next (fights) and get again future title fights. Vitali is a different fighter than Nagy Aguilera. Nagy is my size. But every fight you learn something. I am quick now and I think I will be on March 24, but in Poland I was very slow, I was not true Tomasz Adamek.”

Photo Credits- Wojtek Kubik Photograhy

Was there a conscious effort in training for this fight to get Tomasz up to 225-230, to build more muscle because you believe he needed to be bigger ?

Roger Bloodworth: “We didn’t make an effort. What we did when he was at my house was we trained in the morning and we trained in the evening. The evening practice was gloves, mitts.Tomasz was fighting so often leading up to the Klitschko fight that I don’t think that his body ever had the time to fill out. That was Tomasz’s problem. I think this time he’s going to be all right, cause he looks bigger to me and to me he looks quicker. His style has changed a bit. And I think it was a good thing for him, the rest let his body heal up, the weight came and came as muscle instead of fat. I’m happy with that.”

What does it mean for NBC Sports Network to have Tomasz Adamek on this and the June broadcast?

Kathy Duva: They are very happy with the entire card and are working very hard to promote it. When we let them know that he was going to be available to fight that night (March 24), at that time they didn’t really have time for three fights, they agreed to extend the time for that window so that his (Adamek’s ) fight could be televised. We were very happy about that. They are also happy about being able to come to Newark in June and see him at Prudential Center which we anticipate will be full of people like it always is.”

What do you see in Nagy that will benefit Tomasz?

Roger Bloodworth: “Nagy’s got fast hands so Tomasz is going to have to be alert. Nagy can box when he wants to and he can punch a little when he wants to, and I think Nagy will bring both. I don’t think it’d be good for Tomasz to be put in the ring with somebody that’s just going to stand in one spot and let him get hit. Nagy won’t do that.”

Tomasz will you have your big, loyal fan base in Brooklyn and if not how will it affect you?

Tomasz Adamek: “I have a lot of friends and fans in the United States and I’m sure they’re coming to watch my fight.”

“I am happy I can come back to the ring. When I go into the ring I want to win fight. I don’t know how, only that I am healthy and ready to fight. I am training with Roger very hard. I train mini camps in his home and we are here 6 weeks in NJ. I’m ready to fight.”

Be sure to tune into NBCSN for all the action following the NCAA basketball tournament! To find the location of the NBC Sports Network on your local cable, satellite or IPTV provider, click here:http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/

Fight Info:
Tickets to the blockbuster triple-header, priced at $200, $100 and $75 and may be purchased by calling Main Events (973) 200-7050, Peltz Boxing (215) 765-0922, or online through www.peltzboxing.com. The non-televised undercard fights will begin at 7:30 p.m., the NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Mar 24th.

The Aviator Sports and Events Center offers free parking. You can also take public transportation via the Q35 MTA bus from the Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College subway station.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE (All Times ET)
Saturday March 24,10pm – Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, June 1, 9-11 pm – Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, PA
Saturday, June 16, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Saturday, December 8, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Tweet the link to NBC Sports Network Fight Night channel finder: bit.ly/175UuU

Twitter: #FightNight

Twitter: @main_events @NBCSN

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Zab “Super” Judah Training Camp Q&A

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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LAS VEGAS – Zab Judah, 41-8, 28 KOs, will face Detroit’s Vernon Paris, 26-0, 15 KOs, in a 12-round IBF Junior Welterweight Title Elimination Bout at the Aviator Sports Complex, in Brooklyn, NY. The fight promoted by Main Events, is the featured bout of a big night of boxing to be nationally televised by the NBC Sports Network.The Fight Night broadcast begins at 10PM ET.

Zab took part in a Q&A with the media today about his March 24th fight:

How does it feel to be fighting in your hometown, Brooklyn?

It’s great! This is the first time that I will be fighting in Brooklyn as a professional. It’s a great feeling; you know the last time I fought in Brooklyn I think was Golden Gloves.

Where do you feel you are at, at this point in your career?

I think that in this fight I will get back the respect that I think I deserve at this point. I understand that everybody was a little upset after the last performance, but something’s are out of your control. With this fight right here we will bring back the Zab Judah of old. I feel almost like Superman. You know how Superman always retreated to the booth, and when he came out of the booth he was Superman again? Well this is Zab Judah all over again. I am retreating back to my roots, Brooklyn, NY, and when I come out of the booth I’ll come out with flying colors.

Still comfortable at 140?

Yes, 140 is the weight class that I feel great at, that I make very easily. I’m still a fighter that can go out and eat a filet mignon burger and still make 140 pounds. This is my solid, natural weight and I don’t plan on leaving it no more.

Photo Credits: Chris Cozzone/ www.cozzone.com
Is this fight more important than the last fight?
First of all, I think people kind of forget that just last July I was the champion of the world. And now I am coming back to get what is rightfully mine. Every time you step in the ring it means the same thing to every fighter. Vernon Paris means the same as Amir Khan meant to me. Anybody that knows me knows that winning means more to me than anything. I could care less who it is, the opportunity at hand is just Zab Judah stepping in and being the best Zab Judah that he can be.

What does this fight remind you of?

This fight reminds me of the fight with Lucas Matthysse, when I was going against a fighter that was undefeated with all knockouts. You know what I’m saying? This kind of puts me back in that position again. There I went in and won that fight too. Then you had Kaiser Mabuza right after that for the title. I’m used to being in this position. In this position I shine best.

Is there anything about Vernon Paris that gives you concern?

Yeah, I hope that he shows up! (laughs) Vernon Paris is coming to New York City, Brooklyn, NY. My fans are my fans. You have to respect everywhere that you go. You can’t bad-mouth or disrespect anywhere that you go and expect to just walk out plain and calm. I love Detroit, I defended my world title in Detroit, I have a lot of friends in Detroit, and I have a lot of respect for Detroit. So I don’t want anyone thinking this is a Detroit vs. Brooklyn fight cause it’s not…All I’m asking of the young man is to come in here with respect of the place. Give respect and respect will be given back.

Parting thoughts?

I’m excited again. I’m telling you, I feel like I’m 22 years old again. I promise you, I’m going to come back here and give you guys the excitement that I gave you guys when I was 22 years old.

I’m ready! The fire is lit! Brooklyn is ready! You know what? All I can say is this going to be great! This is gonna be great!

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Be sure to tune into NBCSN for all the action following the NCAA basketball tournament!

To find the location of the NBC Sports Network on your local cable, satellite or IPTV provider, click here: http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/

Fight Info:
Tickets to the blockbuster triple-header, priced at $200, $100 and $75 and may be purchased by calling Main Events (973) 200-7050, Peltz Boxing (215) 765-0922, or online through www.peltzboxing.com. The non-televised undercard fights will begin at 7:30 p.m., the NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Mar 24th.

The Aviator Sports and Events Center offers free parking. You can also take public transportation via the Q35 MTA bus from the Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College subway station.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE (All Times ET)
Saturday March 24,10pm – Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, June 1, 9-11 pm – Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, PA
Saturday, June 16, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Saturday, December 8, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Tweet the link to NBC Sports Network Fight Night channel finder: bit.ly/175UuU

Twitter: #FightNight

Twitter: @main_events @NBCSN

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ZAB JUDAH SET TO DAZZLE BROOKLYN WITH HOMECOMING WIN OVER VERNON PARIS

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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LAS VEGAS – Zab Judah, 41-8, 28 KOs, is ready for his Brooklyn homecoming on March 24th, and looks forward to earning another title shot before his local fans.

“This is my first time fighting in Brooklyn as a professional,” Judah said. “I’m very excited. It’s going to be awesome.”

Judah, 34, will face Detroit’s Vernon Paris, 26-0, 15 KOs, in a 12-round IBF Junior Welterweight Title Elimination Bout at the Aviator Sports Complex, in Brooklyn, NY. Paris, 24, will travel to Judah’s back yard for the fight. The intriguing fight promoted by Main Events is the featured bout of a big night of boxing to be nationally televised by the NBC Sports Network.The Fight Night broadcast begins at 10PM ET.

Speaking from his Las Vegas training camp, the five-time world champion said he believes that the proper preparation for a big fight should not revolve around the opponent, but instead focus on himself.

“I’ll have myself 100% ready,” Judah said. “I think the best thing to do is just prepare Zab Judah to be the best Zab Judah can be. I’ve fought the best in the world so far. After 110 amateur fights and 48 professional fights, I’ve seen all kinds of styles.”

Judah did not seem overly concerned with his 24-year old opponent, Paris, who will be looking to keep his impressive record unblemished. “I don’t know much about him,” said Judah. “I’ve seen a couple of his fights, but actually I fell asleep. It was nothing that amazing to see.”

Judah, who never reveals his plan of attack before a fight, still indicated that he was preparing a few confidential surprises for Paris. “I got a little pot of stew cooking for him,” Judah said. “Come March 24th, I’ll pour this secret recipe on heavy.”

Although some believe that Paris’ youthful hunger will prove to be a very real challenge for Judah, the former champ is not worried about facing an ambitious fighter ten years his junior. In fact, he believes his maturity and experience are key advantages.

“With age you get better,” Judah said. “The older you get, the better you get… and the more money you make. Old is great! This fight is for my legacy. I look forward to going home and having a great night.”

So Judah returns to Brooklyn in less than three weeks for the chance to become the #1 ranked IBF junior welterweight in the world, and put himself in line for yet another world title fight.

“I’ve got nothing to prove,” Judah said. “I just have to go in there, put on a dynamite performance, and pull out a spectacular win. That’s all I have to do.”

And he’ll get to do it in front of his hometown fans. “I’m going to Brooklyn, New York to shake the town up and turn it upside down.”

Be sure to tune into NBCSN for all the action following the NCAA basketball tournament!

To find the location of the NBC Sports Network on your local cable, satellite or IPTV provider, click here: http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/

Fight Info:
Tickets to the blockbuster triple-header, priced at $200, $100 and $75 and may be purchased by calling Main Events (973) 200-7050, Peltz Boxing (215) 765-0922, or online through www.peltzboxing.com. The non-televised undercard fights will begin at 7:30 p.m., the NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Mar 24th.

The Aviator Sports and Events Center offers free parking. You can also take public transportation via the Q35 MTA bus from the Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College subway station.

Promoted by Main Events.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE (All Times ET)
Saturday March 24,10pm – Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, June 1, 9-11 pm – Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, PA
Saturday, June 16, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Saturday, December 8, 9-11 pm – Site TBA

Tweet the link to NBC Sports Network Fight Night channel finder: bit.ly/175UuU

Twitter: #FightNight

Twitter: @main_events @NBCSN

Tomasz Adamek 3/1 Workout Quotes

March 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Former World Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Champion Tomasz Adamek and trainer Roger Bloodworth spoke to the media following an open workout at the World Boxing and Fitness Center in Jersey City, New Jersey on Thursday. In the second installment of NBC Sports Network Fight Night series, Adamek, 44-2, 28 KO’s, will face “Dominican Dynamite” Nagy Aguilera, 17-6, 12 KO’s. The bout will take place Saturday, March 24th at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn on the undercard to Zab Judah’s Homecoming bout against Detroit’s Undefeated Vernon Paris.

Photo Credits: Resolution Sports

ROGER BLOODWORTH

“Tomasz has learned a lot from the Klitschko fight. I think we got in the ring with him too soon, but boxing is a business and the offer was good, so we had to take it. Had we waited, things might have been different. Since then, he has spent two and three weeks with me in Glen Carbon (Illinois) working on technique and it went well. He fell off the horse and he had to get back on it. I think a lot of what’s happened has been timing. It was good for him to take the time off, because Klitschko was a rough fight. It’s just one of those things.”

“There was no thought about it. He was coming back. He needed to come back and that’s why we have this fight against Aguilera. We’ll see where he is. From what I’ve seen, he looks great and wants another (title) shot. Maybe it might take a year or so, but that’s what Tomasz wants.”

“He’s changing his style a little and he’s much bigger. He’s now 227 and we want him at 230. I knew it was going to take a while for him to grow into a heavyweight’s body. Now, he has the muscle and the strength. If he doesn’t get back into the ring now, he might stay out too long. We feel good about where he is.”

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TOMASZ ADAMEK

“I’ve already forgotten about the last fight (Klitschko). I lost on Saturday and on Monday I came back to my family and my life in America. I was ready to get back to work. I quickly came back to the gym and went back to work. Twice, I went to Roger’s house and worked on my technique more than anything. I needed to prepare to get back in the ring. I’m a mountain boy and I wasn’t about to quit. I knew I had to win tougher fights so I could get another chance. I can’t think about retiring. Not now. I still have to fight.”

“I believe in God and I am ready to fight. I need to win a couple fights to get a chance at the title again. I need practice. I was slow against Klitschko. I wasn’t the true Tomasz. I think it was a valuable lesson. I wasn’t ready for that fight. Every day, I feel like I’m a better fighter. I’m bigger and with 6 months rest I am much stronger. I’ve been eating better. I like American steak and I’ve been eating a lot. I think the 10 pounds has been a big help. It’s most important to be healthy. My wife is happy, because I’m hungry again. I can’t wait to get into the ring.”

“I’ve seen a couple of Aguilera’s fights. He’s a quick man. He moves all over the ring. He’s a good opponent for me. I think we will make a good show on March 24.”

Photo Credits: Resolution Sports

FIGHT INFO:

Tickets to the blockbuster triple-header, priced at $200, $100 and $75 and may be purchased by calling Main Events (973) 200-7050, Peltz Boxing (215) 765-0922, or online through www.peltzboxing.com. The non-televised undercard fights will begin at 7:30 p.m., the NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Mar 24th.

The Aviator Sports and Events Center offers free parking. You can also take public transportation via the Q35 MTA bus from the Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College subway station.

Promoted by Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE (All Times ET)
Saturday March 24, Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY, 10 p.m.
Friday, June 1, Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA.
Saturday, June 16, 9-11 p.m. – Site TBA

Saturday, December 8, 9-11 p.m. – Site TBA

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Vernon Paris Ahead of Schedule and Ready for Judah

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Kalamazoo, MI – Undefeated Junior Welterweight Vernon Paris, 26-0, 15 KOs, is already in the best shape of his career and looks forward to his big opportunity against Zab Judah on March 24th at the Aviator Sports Complex, in Judah’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY. The 24-year old fighter known as the “Ice Man” sees his fight on the NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast as the chance he’s been waiting for. The broadcast will begin at 10pm ET.

“I have to go through Zab to get where I have to go,” said Paris. “I’m coming in the best shape of my life because I know what the reward is going to be. This is an eliminator. I’m fighting for the number one spot in the IBF.”

Paris realizes that, in Judah, he’ll be facing his stiffest challenge to date. “I’m not taking anything away from him. He’s a five-time world champion. I know he’s got the experience. I know he’s been there. But if he thinks I’m going to lose to a 34-year old Zab Judah, he doesn’t have a clue about what he’s getting in the ring with. He doesn’t know what’s coming.”

Paris says he is working harder than ever for this one. “I’m not waiting until March 24th to win this fight. I’m gonna win this fight right now, while I’m in training. It’s not when you get there on that day of the fight, working hard NOW is what’s going to get me where I gotta go.”

So Paris and trainer Dave Lester are paying their dues in training camp, and with one month still to go, they are already seeing results. “I’m putting it in two or three times a day,” Paris said. “I’m up in the morning running. I’m running at night. Every chance I get.” Paris continued, “I lay down for a couple hours, but then I’m back up and we go back to the gym. I’m eating good, sleeping good, and I have a clear mind. That’s not good for Zab Judah.”

Advisor Carlos Linas and Manager David Shumate have been with the fighter since day one and notices a difference in Paris as this fight approaches.”He has never been in this kind of shape,” Linas said. “We know Zab is a southpaw and that he still has power in the first few rounds, but these days Zab is fighting himself. He’s not like he was ten years ago. Our only concern is how to get out of the arena safely after we knock Judah out in front of his crowd.”

“I’m not afraid to go into Brooklyn to fight him,” Paris said. “It’s more pressure on Zab to fight in front of his hometown. Nothing about Brooklyn scares me; that’s where I want to go. Besides, he’s never fought there either.”

“It’s time for some new blood to move in,” Carlos Linas said. “This is Vernon’s time. I almost feel sorry for Zab.”

“Under the lights and cameras, I transform into an animal,” Paris said. “This fight ain’t gonna be decided by the judges, it’s gonna be decided in the middle of the ring. From start to finish, we are going to be banging. So if Zab can’t handle the pressure, then he’s going out. I got too many plans. I need this fight to get where I got to go. I need it bad.”

Fight Info:
Tickets to the blockbuster triple-header, priced at $200, $100 and $75 and may be purchased by calling Main Events (973) 200-7050, Peltz Boxing (215) 765-0922, or online through www.peltzboxing.com. The non-televised undercard fights will begin at 7:30 p.m., the NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Mar 24th.

The Aviator Sports and Events Center offers free parking. You can also take public transportation via the Q35 MTA bus from the Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College subway station.

Promoted by Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing.

Be sure to tune into NBCSN for all the action following the NCAA basketball tournament!

NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE (All Times ET)

Saturday, March 24, Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 16, 9-11 p.m. – Site TBA
Saturday, December 8, 9-11 p.m. – Site TBA

To find the location of the NBC Sports Network on your local cable, satellite or IPTV provider, click here: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/

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