Former world champion Zab Judah remains hospitalised after knockout

Ruben Hill
Июня 12, 2019

Following his fight with Cletus Seldin on Friday, Judah checked himself into the hospital after feeling off.

Zab Judah remains hospitalized at the Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York after his match with Cletus Seldin on Friday night. "Beyond that his family is requesting privacy at this time about his medical condition". John Lepak posted on Twitter that Judah is awake and making progress while Jolene Mizzone, Vice President of Operations for Main Events said Judah's mother told him that the boxer was never in a medically induced coma and that he is now resting.

The contest, which took place near Syracuse in the state of NY, was Judah's third since 2013. It was a grueling, physical fight from the opening bell, but Seldin was in control. Seldin landed a powerful right hand that made Judah very unsteady in the third round, but Judah managed to get back up. When he unloaded several punches on Judah in the 11th round, referee Charlie Fitch stopped the fight at 1 minute, 41 seconds.

Judah was sent to the hospital following the bout as a precaution. It was a high-volume fight, not a minute to breath kind of fight. "Zab really dug down and showed his champion's heart".

Iole also reported that Judah has been released from the hospital. I have great memories watching him as a fan.' Judah was making his return to action for the first time since last January. He was with his family having food at the diner in the hotel and I was with my staff there. He seemed fine. I went upstairs, but later at the diner he wasn't good and went back to the hospital. "We are all praying for him and appreciate everyone's concern".

Fighters past and present including Frank Buglioni, Kal Yafai and Ashley Theophane tweeted well wishes for Judah, who has fought the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan and Miguel Cotto in a 23-year professional career. But he has been very inactive in recent years.

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