The final press conference for what will be an intense and emotional confrontation between unbeaten unified super lightweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and former two-division world champion Zab Judah on Saturday night took place Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Both Garcia and local favorite Judah were on hand, but not at the same time.
On Tuesday evening, Danny Garcia was making an appearance at Modell’s Sporting Goods in Brooklyn, when Judah and his posse crashed the event and Zab initiated a profanity laced argument with Garcia’s father/trainer Angel Garcia that caused a near melee.
After that incident and previous volatile press conferences Golden Boy and Al Haymon (Garcia’s advisor) decided to keep the fighters separate. Team Judah had no say in the decision and Zab went off on promoter Oscar de la Hoya when he finally came to the podium after the Garcias left the building.