Zab Judah Calls on Armed Forces

Judah last fought in July when he scored a TKO win over Jose Armando Santa Cruz (Photo by Sal Acquista).
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Judah Faces Lucas Matthysse on November 6th

With his upcoming bout against Lucas Matthysse (27-0, 25 KOs) slated for next Saturday at Prudential Center, Zab Judah (39-6, 27 KOs) has invited 200 members of the United States Armed Forces to attend the fight as his personal guests. Members of that guest list, who will represent all branches of the military, will also serve as the Color Guard and present the flag for the National Anthem.

"In honor of all the heroes who get in the ring and put their lives on the line to defend our country every day, I invited the Armed Forces to join me on November 6th when I take on Lucas Matthysse,” Judah stated. “He's from Argentina, you know, so I want as many of my homeboys in the service to be there as possible and give me their support!"

Staff Sergeant Derek Bishop also spoke about the invitation that he and his fellow members of the Armed Forces received from Judah.

"It is going to be an honor to present the colors on November 6th,” he remarked. “On behalf of the service men and women that will be in attendance that evening, we thank Zab Judah and Main Events Boxing for their generosity and support to the United States Armed Forces.”

Judah, a former IBF and WBO Junior Welterweight Champion, last stepped in the ring in July when he scored a TKO victory of Jose Armando Santa Cruz. The bout was his first since re-signing with Main Events, which is the same company he originally began his professional career with in 1996. A native of Brooklyn, the 32-year-old Judah has won five of his last six bouts. His lone defeat during that span was a technical decision loss to Joshua Clottey in 2008 when accidental head butts caused the fight to go to the cards in the ninth round.

Matthysse is a native of Argentina, and he is a former WBO Latino Light Welterweight Champion. He is undefeated in 27 professional fights, with 25 of those victories have coming via knockout. He has mainly fought in his native country, and this will be just his third bout in the United States.

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