“We contacted representatives of just about everyone among the top 20 junior welterweights in the US and abroad and offered them a fight with Zab” Promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events said. “They all turned us down. Michael Clark, on the other hand, called up and asked for the fight. You’ve got to admire and reward that kind of passion and confidence. Michael Clark is certain that he can beat Zab Judah and he wants to come to Newark and prove it.”
Former undisputed welterweight and junior welterweight champion Zab “Super” Judah (39-6, 27 KO’s) takes on Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (40-5-1, 18 KO’s) on October 2 at Newark’s Prudential Center Arena.
A veteran of “The Contender” boxing series, Clark has been on a winning streak since his 2007 fight with top ten prospect, Mike Alvarado, was stopped due to a hand injury. In his most recent bout, Clark won a unanimous decision against Jason Pires in May. “Cold Blood” came to Judah’s attention when he approached Judah’s promoters and asked for the bout.
“I have all the respect in the world for Michael Clark because he is willing to come to the Prudential Center to face me,” Judah, whose “Super Judah Promotions” is also co-promoter of the bout, said. “The top junior welterweights want no part of Zab Judah. We had a great night in Newark this summer and expect to give the fans an even greater night in October. Zab Judah is all the way back!”
Over 4,000 motivated fans turned out at “The Rock” for Judah’s return to the ring in July when Judah scored a spectacular knock out over a very game Jose Armando Santa Cruz. The show was an all-around success, as fans were entertained from top to bottom with a series of explosive undercard bouts leading up to the main event.
“On Oct. 2nd at Prudential Center Clark will be Zab’s second victim on the way to the top of the junior welterweight division,” Bill Halkias of Super Judah Promotions, said. “Zab’s TKO victory against Santa Cruz proves he hasn’t lost a step. He has developed into a stronger, faster and smarter fighter. Michael Clark will learn first-hand what it’s like to fight a great fighter who has become an even greater fighter,” he added. “Zab will continue to make highlight reels with his crushing power and the fastest hands in boxing. He is determined to be the best and anyone in his way will learn that the hard way.”
An exciting slate of is also being planned for October 2nd. An announcement about undercard bouts will be made shortly.
The fight, promoted by Main Events and Super Judah Promotions, will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ.
Tickets priced at $53, $78, $103 and $203 (ringside) can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or www.Prucenter.com.