Danny Garcia and Zab Judah will square off in a junior welterweight title grudge match on February 9 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a fight that has gained more traction for what happened at the press conference to announce the bout than from the matchup itself.
Garcia (25-0, 16 KO) holds the WBC and WBA titles, and had a big breakout year in 2012, beating Erik Morales twice, and even bigger, stopping Amir Khan in the summer. Judah (42-7, 29 KO) came back with a win in 2012 over Vernon Paris, a dominant performance on NBC Sports.
The veteran Judah, now 35 years old, has failed more often than succeeded on this stage, particularly in recent years, but may have extra motivation fighting in his hometown of Brooklyn for the first time ever as a pro, and his first time in New York, period, since 2008. Add in the fact that Garcia's father and trainer Angel Garcia made a big scene at the presser, and Zab might have the extra push he needs to make this one more shining moment.
In the co-feature, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin will defend the WBO middleweight title against Fernando Guerrero. Which fight are you more excited to see?