Clottey Heads For a Margarito Rematch with Win Over Judah!
By Coach “K” - August 2nd, the Palms Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada: Welterweight Joshua “The Hitter” Clottey 35-3, 21 Ko’s won a ninth round technical decision over former world champion Zab “Super” Judah 36-6, 25 Ko’s the vacant IBF welterweight title. Judah was cut over his right eye causing referee Robert Byrd to stop the action and call in the ringside physician to examine the cut. Judah was unable to correctly answer how many fingers the doctor was holding up. The doctor then had no other alternative than to stop the contest..
Article posted on 03.08.2008
Referee Byrd ruled the cut was caused by an accidental clash of heads, so the fight went to the scorecards which were announced judge Duane Ford 87-84, judge Glenn Trowbridge 86-85 and judge: George Hill 86-85 Clottey to Judah’s extreme displeasure. The fight was officially called at at 1:12 of the ninth round. After video review we belive the cut was caused by a blow a left uppercut which Judah immediately reacts to. After seeing the replay Judah appeared speechless momentarily but still went on to claim butt.
On the undercard:
Lightweight Anthony Peterson 28-0, 19 Ko’s won a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Javier Jauregui 53-15-2, 36 Ko’s. Scores were 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.
Super lightweight Omar Chavez 11-0-1, 9 Ko’s bounced Jeremy Marts 4-3, 3 Ko’s off the canvas three times enroute to a first round stoppage. Referee called the fight at 2:44 of round one.
Featherweight Miguel Angel Garcia 13-0, 11 Ko’s dropped Jose Hernandez 11-7-1, 5 Ko’s in the second round then went on to finish him at :24 of round eight.
Super welterweight Joseph Judah 3-0, 0 Ko’s won a unanimous decision 39-37 times three over Javier Sanchez 1-2, 0 Ko’s.
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