When the rumors about a potential fight between undefeated Danny Garcia (25-0-0, 16 KOs) and Zab Judah (42-7-0, 29 KOs) started flying around, many boxing fans weren’t particularly excited about the matchup.
Given the drama that erupted during their Dec. 1 press conference, the fight between the two just got a lot more interesting.
While speaking at the presser, Danny’s father, Angel Garcia, took a few shots at Zab Judah, making it clear that he doesn’t think “Super” has any chance against his son. Judah, not being one to hold back when being verbally attacked had a few expletives for Angel, almost leading to a brawl between the two camps.
Fired up from the confrontation, things have gone from strictly business to personal for Judah, and he vows to send Danny to the intensive care unit of a local hospital when the two eventually collide on Feb. 9.
“You see him yesterday, you see him today, it’s a whole different story,” Judah told Boxingscene.com after the fiasco. “Now when we’re around with the security and everybody, where it’s contained, it’s a whole different situation. I don’t wanna put nothing out there, but I seen them yesterday. They seen me yesterday. A no security environment. Everybody, including his father, was humble. … Now we get today in front of the cameras, he wanna put on some big shenanigan show. That’s not cool. You picked the wrong person for that. You don’t do that. But February 9th, y’all come watch me torture Danny Garcia, from round one to round whenever it’s all over.”
Back in the day, Zab Judah would be a clear favorite against a mildly tested opponent like Garcia, but he’s slowed down a bit in recent times. However, knowing Judah’s personality, Angel has probably lit up a fire inside him, and Danny might just end up paying for it when the two eventually fight for the WBC and WBA light-welterweight titles.
One thing’s for sure, given the bad-blood between the two camps, it should be a competitive and entertaining affair.