Zab Judah headlines against Carlos Baldomir on Jan 7 at MSG

08.12.05 - Brooklyn native Zab "Super" Judah will make his first title defense in New York since becoming the undisputed world welterweight champion in February when he headlines a card featuring three world championship matches-two of which are for undisputed titles-at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 7. Judah will make a mandatory defense against World Boxing Council No. 1 ranked Carlos "Tata" Baldomir.. In the co-featured main event, World Boxing Association and WBC cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck and International Boxing Federation champion O'Neil "Supernova" Bell will meet to determine the undisputed champion at the 200-pound weight limit. Both bouts will be televised on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

The remaining world title fight showcases IBF junior flyweight champion Will "Steel" Grigsby defending his crown against IBF No. 1-ranked contender Ulises "Archie" Solis. There will also be an IBF bantamweight elimination bout featuring Gernaro "Poblanito" Garcia facing Ricardo "Chapo" Vargas for the No. 1 ranking.

Tickets priced at $500, $300, $200 $100 and $50 go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at the Garden box office and all Ticketmaster locations or by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171, 201-507-8900, 631-888-9000, or 914-454-3388. Ticketmaster purchases are subject to convenience charges.

"This means so much to me to be fighting in my hometown and at The Garden," Judah said. "I want to celebrate a successful defense of my undisputed world welterweight championship with all my fans in Brooklyn and all of New York. I'm not overlooking or disrespecting my opponent but I have to score a knockout when I'm fighting at home."

A press conference has been scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. inside the Club Bar and Grill at Madison Square Garden where Judah, Baldomir, Mormeck, Bell, Grigsby, Dominican sensation Elio Rojas, event promoter Don King, and Garden officials will all be present to answer questions from the media.

Article posted on 08.12.2005

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