Zab Judah is a former professional boxer who had a remarkable boxing career that spanned over 22 years, from 1996 to 2019. In his professional career, Judah fought a total of 56 times, winning 44 of those fights, with 30 of those wins coming by way of knockout. He also won seven world titles at two different weight classes, with seven title defenses, including unifying the welterweight division.
Judah's professional career started at the age of 18, making his debut against Michael Johnson, which he won via second-round TKO. He went on to win 13 consecutive fights after his debut, including nine of them via stoppage. His first world title fight was at the age of 22, after 22 professional fights, against Jan Piet Bergman for the Super-Lightweight IBF vacant title, which he won via a fourth-round KO, officially making him the champion of the world for the first time in his career.
One of the highlights of his career was on July 12, 2003, when Judah won the WBO super-lightweight title from DeMarcus Corley by beating Corley via a 12 round split-decision. He became a unified welterweight world champion by beating Cory Spinks via a 9th round TKO on February 5, 2005, holding the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring belts.
Judah's career was not without its setbacks. He lost a total of 10 fights, with eight of those losses happening in title bouts, and two in non-title bouts. His first loss came at the hands of Kostya Tszyu via a 2nd round TKO on November 3, 2001, which put an end to his 27-fight win streak. He suffered six losses via decision and was stopped four times during his career, losing just one fight via technical decision.
With seven title wins and 30 knockout victories in his career, Judah was known for his explosiveness in the ring and his unique southpaw stance, making him a tough opponent for his opponents. Over the years, He faced and defeated some great boxers like DeMarcus Corley, Junior Witter, and Lucas Matthysse, and his fights against these boxers are some of his notable victories.
Judah's last professional fight was against Cletus Seldin on June 7, 2019, in a non-title bout that he lost via 11th round TKO. With a record of 44-10, four of those losses coming by way of KO, his career is memorable for his impressive achievements in boxing that allowed him to gain respect within the sport.
Throughout his career, Judah was known for being a fighter who never backed down, no matter the size or strength of his opponent. He was always up for a challenge, and his fights were always entertaining, making him a fan favorite.
In conclusion, Zab Judah was a remarkable fighter who had an impressive career in professional boxing. He was known for his explosive style of boxing that allowed him to win 30 fights via knockouts. His seven world titles, unified welterweight world champion accolade, and seven title defenses make him one of the great boxers of his era. His career is proof that hard work, determination, and dedication can lead to success in any field.
Zab Judah Fight Record
|56||Jun 7, 2019||41||Cletus Seldin||Loss||TKO11|
|55||Jan 27, 2018||40||Noel Mejia Rincon||Win||UD|
|54||Jan 21, 2017||39||Jorge Luis Munguia||Win||TKO2|
|53||Dec 7, 2013||36||Paulie Malignaggi||Loss||UD|
|52||Apr 27, 2013||35||Danny García||Loss||UD|
|51||Mar 24, 2012||34||Vernon Paris||Win||TKO9|
|50||Jul 23, 2011||33||Amir Khan||Loss||KO5|
|49||Mar 5, 2011||33||Kaizer Mabuza||Win||TKO7|
|48||Nov 6, 2010||33||Lucas Matthysse||Win||SD|
|47||Jul 16, 2010||32||José Santa Cruz||Win||TKO3|
|46||Nov 6, 2009||32||Ubaldo Hernandez||Win||TKO2|
|45||Nov 8, 2008||31||Ernest Johnson||Win||UD|
|44||Aug 2, 2008||30||Joshua Clottey||Loss||TD|
|43||Nov 17, 2007||30||Ryan Davis||Win||UD|
|42||Sep 7, 2007||29||Edwin Vasquez||Win||UD|
|41||Jun 9, 2007||29||Miguel Cotto||Loss||TKO11|
|40||Apr 13, 2007||29||Rubén Galván||NC||NC|
|39||Apr 8, 2006||28||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||Loss||UD|
|38||Jan 7, 2006||28||Carlos Baldomir||Loss||UD|
|37||May 14, 2005||27||Cosme Rivera||Win||TKO3|
|36||Feb 5, 2005||27||Cory Spinks||Win||TKO9|
|35||Nov 2, 2004||27||Wayne Martell||Win||TKO1|
|34||May 15, 2004||26||Rafael Pineda||Win||SD|
|33||Apr 10, 2004||26||Cory Spinks||Loss||UD|
|32||Dec 13, 2003||26||Jaime Rangel||Win||KO1|
|31||Jul 12, 2003||25||DeMarcus Corley||Win||SD|
|30||Jul 13, 2002||24||Omar Gabriel Weis||Win||UD|
|29||Nov 3, 2001||24||Kostya Tszyu||Loss||TKO2|
|28||Jun 23, 2001||23||Allan Vester||Win||KO3|
|27||Jan 13, 2001||23||Reggie Green||Win||TKO10|
|26||Oct 20, 2000||22||Hector Quiroz||Win||TKO8|
|25||Aug 5, 2000||22||Terron Millett||Win||TKO4|
|24||Jun 24, 2000||22||Junior Witter||Win||UD|
|23||Feb 12, 2000||22||Jan Piet Bergman||Win||KO4|
|22||Jul 9, 1999||21||David Sample||Win||TKO1|
|21||Apr 16, 1999||21||Juan Torres||Win||KO1|
|20||Jan 16, 1999||21||Wilfredo Negron||Win||KO4|
|19||Oct 15, 1998||20||Darryl Tyson||Win||TKO11|
|18||Jul 12, 1998||20||Otilio Villarreal||Win||TKO2|
|17||Jun 7, 1998||20||Micky Ward||Win||UD|
|16||Apr 14, 1998||20||Angel Beltre||Win||KO2|
|15||Mar 10, 1998||20||Esteban Flores||NC||TD|
|14||Jan 17, 1998||20||Steve Valdez||Win||TKO1|
|13||Dec 13, 1997||20||Anthony Johnson||Win||UD|
|12||Nov 7, 1997||20||Ricardo Vazquez||Win||TKO1|
|11||Oct 17, 1997||19||Rick Edson||Win||UD|
|10||Oct 3, 1997||19||James Salava||Win||TKO1|
|9||Aug 24, 1997||19||Cesar Castro||Win||KO1|
|8||Jun 10, 1997||19||Omar Vasquez||Win||UD|
|7||May 4, 1997||19||Troy Cain||Win||UD|
|6||Apr 5, 1997||19||Paul Denard||Win||TKO4|
|5||Feb 22, 1997||19||Chris Slaughter||Win||KO1|
|4||Jan 24, 1997||19||John Scalzi||Win||TKO1|
|3||Dec 14, 1996||19||Jose Luis Torres||Win||TKO1|
|2||Oct 4, 1996||18||Pablo Tejada||Win||TKO4|
|1||Sep 20, 1996||18||Michael Johnson||Win||TKO2|