Zab Judah looks to get back in the mix at 140 pounds tonight against Vernon Paris. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Tonight at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC Sports, Zab Judah is back in action against Vernon Paris in an IBF junior welterweight eliminator, the headline bout of a three-fight televised card from Brooklyn. Bad Left Hook will have round-by-round coverage.
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Judah (41-7, 28 KO) is a mild underdog against Paris (26-0, 15 KO) in what is a true crossroads bout. The 34-year-old Judah is coming off of a loss to Amir Khan in July, while Paris, 24, defeated Tim Coleman in August.
Both fighters need this win, Judah to stay relevant and in the hunt, and Paris to truly get into the hunt.
A pair of heavyweight fights will be featured on the undercard. Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KO) faces Nagy Aguilera (17-6, 12 KO) in his comeback fight, following his September loss to Vitali Klitschko. The 35-year-old Adamek is a heavy favorite to win here, as Aguilera just isn't much more than a journeyman.
Also featured will be former titleholder Siarhei Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KO) taking on Philly prospect Bryant Jennings (12-0, 5 KO). Jennings won in the first NBC Sports boxing main event, defeating Maurice Byarm in January. This is a big step up for him, as even though Liakhovich is well past his best, he looked better than he had in years in a loss last year to Robert Helenius. A win here makes Jennings truly one to watch.