By Jeff Sorby: Former two division world champion Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) sees a victory over WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) on February 9th as a mere formality for him when the two fighters meet up on Showtime at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Judah said to boxingchannel.tv “I’ve got 15 world championship belts in my house. I’m going to add three more on February 9th. I’m going to come back and finish undisputed 140 pound champion of the world. My goal is to go in and on February 9th and destroy Danny Garcia. Angel [Garcia] can come into the ring and pick him up.”
Judah, 35, does have much more experience than the 24-year-old Garcia and that could help him in this fight if he can handle Garcia’s power. Judah says he’s trained and fought a lot of guys with a similar fighting style as Garcia and he’s not worried about it at all. Maybe Judah knows how to beat Garcia, but he’s going to have to avoid Garcia’s main weapon his left hand because he’s been knockout out a lot of his opponents lately with that punch.
Garcia has stopped his last two opponents Amir Khan and Erik Morales, and he seems to be getting better with every fight. His power is really going to be tough on Judah, because he’s folded against lesser punchers than Garcia in the past.
Judah can probably punch about as hard as Garcia can when he loads up on his shots. Judah is also much faster than Garcia. If he can load up on a big uppercut, Judah could have a chance to stop Garcia. We’ve seen Garcia get his nose broken in his first fight against Erik Morales, and he didn’t look good in that fight. It’s possible that Garcia fights differently when he starts getting hit back a lot.