Fightnews.com reports that another fight has been signed for the April 3 undercard of the Bernard Hopkins-Roy Jones Jr. fight. Exciting light heavyweight prospect Ismayl Sillakh (11-0, 10 KO) will face veteran Daniel Judah (23-4-3, 10 KO).
Add this to the exciting news of Craig McEwan-Kris Andrews, and this is shaping up to be just superb, isn't it?
Sillakh-Judah is a good fight in the sense that it's good for Sillakh at this point. He's got a ton of promise, and Judah is a decent enough gatekeeper and stepping stone, and also by far the most accomplished pro that Sillakh will have faced to date. Judah's last fight came over a year ago, when he was thoroughly dominated over 10 rounds by Glen Johnson in a rematch of their 2003 draw.
In his last seven fights, Judah is just 3-4. The 32-year-old New Yorker has lost to Johnson, Darnell "Ding-a-Ling Man" Wilson, Eric Harding and Yusaf Mack in that stretch. His best win in his last three was over Jaffa Ballogou, who really isn't a lot more than a club fighter.
There is still talk that Rocky Juarez and Jason Litzau could fight on the date. BoxRec (who list a lot of things) do have that listed, along with Sergio Mora-Daniel Edouard and Ray Narh-Michael Lozada. Of those fights, the only one I'm actually much interested in seeing is Juarez-Litzau, which could be good or awful, depending on how Litzau decides to fight. He's gotten a lot more tentative since his bubble was burst against Jose Andres Hernandez and Robert Guerrero.