Monday, 7 May 2012

Marquez Vs Judah likely for July 14th...

Zab Judah.
According to reports, talks are under way between the camp of Mexican ring legend Juan Manuel Marquez and former welterweight ruler Zab Judah. Marquez is booked in for a fight at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas for July 14th and somebody needs to take the place of original opponent Brandon Rios after his poor performance against Richard Abril last month.

Judah has recently regained momentum in his career by stopping Vernon Paris in the 9th round of their IBF title eliminator. His career took a major blow when he was stopped by Amir Khan back in 2011. He is now looking to the prove to the world and himself that he still has what it takes to share the ring with one of the best fighters in the world.

"It's a fight I have campaigned for," said Judah. "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."

Marquez cruised to victory against Fedchenko.
Marquez's last fight was against Serhiy Fedchenko. The 39-year old Mexican looked very classy and picked up the WBO interim light-welterweight title. He has admitted that his main focus is a fourth fight with nemesis Manny Pacquiao which he hopes can be made for the end of this year. But, he needs a challenge in his next fight so that he can keep in-shape and keep ticking over.

Judah's promoter Kathy Duva also commented on the situation: "I've been having discussions with Bob (Arum) for the past 24 hours. 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 do it and it's not a complicated deal to make. He (Judah) really wants the fight but Bob hasn't made us an offer yet... Bob knows that Zab is available, so we are talking about it.

Bob Arum is set to make an announcement this afternoon regarding Marquez's next opponent. The original opponent being talked about was British light-welterweight Paul McCloskey but after his shock stoppage loss to Demarcus Corley at the weekend it doesn't like that he will be the man sharing the ring with Marquez on July 14th.

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