Amir Khan-Zab Judah Fight on July 23
Los Angeles, CA: The negotiations have settled, the social media battles are raging and on Saturday, July 23, two of boxing’s best will step into the ring to unify the 140-pound weight division.
On that day, WBA World Champion Amir “King” Khan faces five-time world champion and current International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Welterweight World Titleholder Zab “Super” Judah at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
The fight will be a super lightweight world championship unification bout televised live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing.
The fight, which figures to be a classic match-up of two fighters with blazing speed who also punch with power and brute force, has led to a litany of questions regarding the outcome. Does Khan have enough experience to deal with a veteran such as Judah? Will Judah be able to keep pace with the younger Khan? Will each fighter be able to handle the power of the other and reach the final bell? On July 23 at Mandalay Bay, all of these questions, among others, will be answered.
Khan vs. Judah, a 12-round WBA and IBF Super Lightweight World Championship Unification Fight, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events in association with Khan Promotions and Super Judah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to unify the 140-pound division which always has been a dream of mine,” said Khan. “Fighting Zab was the toughest option my team presented to me, but a true champion is up for any challenge. I already was in training camp because it doesn’t matter who I fight; I will train hard no matter who it is because I want to be the best.”
“I got what I wanted, so I am happy. Now it’s time to go work,” said Judah. “I’ve been praying on this fight. My goal is to be undisputed champion at two weights. I did it at 147 and I’m gonna do it at 140 starting with Amir Khan. I’m gonna work hard. I’m very experienced, so whichever way he brings the fight, I can deal with it and take it from him.”
“We know that boxing fans are asking for the best fights out there and we are giving the fight fans what they want with Khan vs. Judah on July 23,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “These two champions are going to leave the trash-talking behind and let their fists fly on July 23, but only one will come out as the unified 140-pound champion and we are confident that will be Amir ‘King’ Khan.”
“In the end, Zab and Main Events decided to stop quibbling about a few percentage points and get the fight into the ring. Zab’s real upside will come after he wins the fight and moves on to an even bigger payday,” said Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events. “It is an intriguing fight on many levels. Both fighters have engaging personalities and exciting styles. As a promoter, I couldn’t be happier about this opportunity. As a fan, I can’t want to see the fight!”
“It is great to have Amir back fighting in the United States at Mandalay Bay in a massive unification fight against Judah who has shared the ring with the best fighters out there,” said Asif Vali of Khan Promotions. “We know Amir has what it takes to accomplish his dream and unify the division and he will be ready for July.”
For more information , visit www.goldenboypromotions.com , www.mainevents.com and www.amirkhanworld.com.