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Team Judah respond to reports regarding Zab’s fallout with promoter Greg Cohen

Zab Judah has always been a fan favorite in the Las Vegas area (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

To anyone who has been a fan of two-division world champion Zab “Super” Judah, surely the past few years have been a bit of a waiting game.

Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) hasn’t fought since his December 2013 unanimous decision loss to Paulie Malignaggi is Brooklyn, New York.

Last year, in August, it was revealed that Judah had signed on with promoter Greg Cohen and there were soon discussions of his imminent return. Judah was slated for a matchup against Columbia’s Hevinson Herrera in September but the fight fell through when the two men got into an altercation at their weigh-in prior to their scheduled bout.

Judah was then scheduled to face former junior lightweight titleholder Juan Carlos Salgado in November in Las Vegas, but the bout was cancelled when Salgado, claiming an ankle injury, dropped out less than a week before the fight.

2015 passed and Judah didn’t perform in the ring. It was reported that he was in line for a February showcase against Virgil Green in Sloane, Iowa, but speculation of that scenario fell apart when it was revealed that Judah and Cohen had parted ways.

There are conflicting reports of why Judan and Cohen went their separate ways.

Hustle Boss caught word, via some feedback from Twitter, that it was reported by ESPN’s Dan Rafael during one of his chats that Judah had taken a $25 thousand dollar signing bonus while turning down numerous fights. It was also reported that Judah was released by Cohen and there was speculation concerning his signing bonus and whether or not it was paid back.

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Team Judah have since reached out to Hustle Boss to give their side of the story, as seen below.

“Zab signed with a promoter who made certain guarantees that were to be fulfilled by December 31st.  It is our belief that the promoter did not fulfill these guarantees, and so the agreement terminated at the end of December by its terms.  Once we sent notice of termination, the promoter attempted to spin the events that took place between the signing and the end of the year.  Although we were not liable to repay the signing bonus, we decided to repay it in exchange for a signed written release to ensure the promoter will not be able to make any false claims that he still promotes Zab.  These funds were received by the promoter within hours after the promoter signed the release.  Any stories out there saying anything different than this are untrue and are a malicious attack on Zab’s integrity.  Also, to all of Zab’s fans, Zab never gave authorization to have his name used to promote a fight in Iowa.  It is our understanding that someone signed a contract promising Zab for this fight without Zab’s knowledge and approval.  As soon as we discovered this, we immediately tried to correct the situation by having Zab’s name removed from all advertising.  If I bought tickets to this fight because I thought Zab was fighting, I would immediately contact the organizers for a refund.  Zab was never scheduled to fight on this date in Iowa.”

Stay tuned for a full interview with Judah to be dropping soon.

Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

Zab Judah, Joseph Agbeko, Ava Knight, and Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez set for 11/13 returns in Las Vegas?

Zab Judah training inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas earlier this year (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

The last time we caught up with Zab Judah in Las Vegas, he wasn’t too far removed from the disappointment of seeing his then-scheduled Sep. 10 bout with Hevinson Herrera cancelled due to a scuffle between the two men at the weigh-in that forced his opponent to claim injury and pull out of the match.

Judah has been working hard with his team inside of City Athletic Boxing and now it looks like a new date may be in play for his return.

VIDEO: Zab Judah wraps up training in Las Vegas ahead of 9/10 return in New York

Zab Judah training inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas prior to his Sep. 10 return in New York (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Sep. 10, two-division world champion Zab Judah is set to return to the ring against Columbia’s Hevinson Herrera, who he faces in Westbury, New York.

Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s), a Brooklyn native, has been living in Las Vegas for several years now and once again he has regained his focus towards training.

Zab Judah: ‘If I had to put my money on it, I’m leaning towards Canelo Alvarez’

Will Canelo Alvarez be able to unseat Miguel Cotto on Nov. 21? (Photo: Hoganphotos)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 21, four-division world champion Miguel Cotto will lock horns with former WBA junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev.

Cotto (40-4, 33 KO’s) is the reigning WBC middleweight champion and will be looking for a second successful defense of his title vs. the younger Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO’s) on HBO pay per view in one of the year’s biggest events.

Zab Judah Mingling With the Young Inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club’s ‘Doghouse’ Ahead of Sep. 10 Return

Zab Judah speaking from Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Anywhere you go around the fight scene in Las Vegas, you very well may find former two-division world champion Zab “Super” Judah roaming around.

Judah is a fixture at all of the fights in the city, both events big and small, and he always seemed to have a knack for working with the next generation of fighters.

Adrien Broner, Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley, and others Present ‘A Night Of Champions’ following Mayweather-Pacquiao Weigh-In

Former world champion Shane Mosley and others will be on hand at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino on Friday night. Check below for more details (Photo: Chris Robinson )

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By Chris Robinson

It’s always wild in Las Vegas during Fight Week and you can never anticipate the kind of people that will be in town during any big event.

For this weekend’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao showdown, set for May 2 at the MGM Grand, their will be a special event following Friday afternoon’s weigh-in.

Exclusive photos: Zab Judah back to work inside of Bones Adams’ Gym in Las Vegas

Zab Judah training in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Exclusive photos as former two-division world champion Zab Judah gets back to work inside of Bones Adams’ Gym in Las Vegas.

Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) hasn’t fought since a December 2013 loss to Paulie Malignaggi and I was unsure where he moved his training bases following the closing of the H.I.T. Factory.

Exclusive photos: Zab Judah spotted training at the H.I.T. Factory in Vegas

Exclusive photos from the H.I.T. Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as former two-division world champion Zab Judah puts in some work. Judah used to train exclusively at the facility and it has been good to see him back in the swing of things. The Brooklyn native mentioned that it’s possible he could be returning to the ring in December in Moscow.

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Zab Judah talks Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander

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Speaking from the H.I.T. Factory in Las Vegas, Former two-division world champ Zab Judah takes a minute to discuss the Dec. 13 clash on Showtime between Amir Khan and Devon Alexander.

Zab Judah says Tim Bradley’s conditioning is what sets him apart

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HustleBoss.com catches up with former two-division world champion Zab Judah inside of the H.I.T. Factory Gym, as he discusses why Tim Bradley is such a formidable champion in the welterweight ranks.

Zab Judah expects Bernard Hopkins to pull some alien moves on Sergey Kovalev

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HustleBoss.com catches up with two-division world champion Zab ‘Super’ Judah, as he speaks on the Nov. 8 clash between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev on HBO.

Zab Judah discusses sparring with Chris Algieri ahead of big Manny Pacquiao fight

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HustleBoss.com catches up with former two-division world champion Zab Judah, as he speaks on his sparring session with WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KO’s) recently inside of the Palazzo Las Vegas, ahead of the big HBO showdown in Macau, China vs. Manny Pacquiao.

Zab Judah calls Roy Jones Jr. a scientist, pays respect to boxing legend

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HustleBoss.com speaks with former two-division world champion Zab ‘Super’ Judah inside of the H.I.T. Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he shares his thoughts on some of his recent work with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. out in Las Vegas.

Zab Judah to return in December in Moscow?

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HustleBoss.com catches up with former two-division world champion Zab ‘Super’ Judah inside of the H.I.T. Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he shares some updates with his career…

Zab Judah says Mayweather was brilliant vs Maidana; feels Pacquiao fight should happen

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HustleBoss.com speaks with former two-division champion Zab Judah, as he says Floyd Mayweather was brilliant vs. Maidana; Judah also feels a Manny Pacquiao fight should happen for Floyd.

Zab Judah doesn’t feel Floyd Mayweather should rematch Marcos Maidana

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HustleBoss.com continues to speak with former two-division world champion Zab Judah about Floyd Mayweather’s recent victory over Marcos Maidana.

Zab Judah reminisces on his amateurs days with Mayweather, Tarver, Vargas, and others

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HustleBoss.com speaks with former two-division world champion Zab Judah about checking out the amateur tournament at the Las Vegas Hotel while also reflecting on his own amateur days.

Zab Judah says Marcos Maidana is too slow for Floyd; feels Mayweather’s defense will be key

HustleBoss.com catches up with two-division world champion Zab Judah to get his thoughts on the May 3 Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana matchup.

Zab Judah talks June 1 comeback fight, Porter vs. Malignaggi, and more

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with former two-division champion Zab Judah about his comeback plans as well as his thoughts on his former foe Paulie Malignaggi

Zab Judah speaks on his involvement in boxing’s newest reality show and eyes another comeback

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Chris Robinson speaks with former two-division world champion Zab Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) in Las Vegas as he speaks on his involvement in NUVOtv’s ‘Knockout’ boxing reality series as well as his next ring move.

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