Mosley Judah Looks Set For May 31st

mosley judahMatthew Hurley: The proposed welterweight match up between former champions Shane Mosley and Zab Judah has been signed for May 31st. According to a report filed by ESPN’s Dan Rafael the fight will be on HBO pay-per-view and most probably in Las Vegas at a site yet to be determined. Both Mosley, 44-5 with 37 KOs and Judah, 36-5 with 25 KOs are coming off respective losses to WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto.

Mosley lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Cotto back in November at Madison Square Garden in a tightly contested bout. Judah was knocked out by the champion in the eleventh round in their June rumble, also at Madison Square Garden. The Brooklyn based fighter has since won two unanimous decision victories over Ryan Davis and Edwin Vazquez..

Mosley had been targeting both former welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga and current WBO champion Carlos Quintana but preliminary discussions stalled. He then set his sites on Judah. Judah, however, had to reapply for a license in Las Vegas after his was revoked in 2006 because of an altercation in the ring in the tenth round during his fight with Floyd Mayweather. Judah fouled Mayweather twice instigating a skirmish between the corners of both fighters. He was subsequently fined $250,000 and suffered a suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct, the second suspension of his career. He has not fought in Las Vegas since. Mayweather’s uncle and trainer Roger also suffered monetary penalties and a suspension for the altercation.

During a meeting with the Nevada State Athletic Commission Judah was approved for license renewal by a 4-0 vote. Mosley, 36, was also approved by the commission as fighters of that age are subject to commission approval.

Article posted on 27.02.2008

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