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Zab Judah plans to return June 1 in Russia, talks Porter-Malignaggi fight

Former 140- and 147-pound champ Zab Judah says he's going to prepare soon for a June 1 trip to Russia, where he'll fight on Alexander Povetkin's undercard.

Zab Judah, 36, is coming off of back-to-back losses in 2013 to Danny Garcia and Paulie Malignaggi, but the Brooklyn-born ex-champion isn't looking to hang up the gloves any time soon, as he says he's preparing to return in June with a trip to Russia. In recent years, we've seen a market in Russia for faded American stars, such as Roy Jones Jr and Nate Campbell.

Courtesy Chris Robinson at, video below:

On his next fight: "We're back at it June 1st. I think I'm gonna go a doubleheader in Russia with Povetkin. Povetkin's going to fight. I don't know who yet, but we're looking to make a big impact and stay focused. Just keep doing what we've got to do, and that's it."

On whether or not he was at his best against Malignaggi: "I ain't gotta say it, the world's gonna say it. Everybody that knows Zab and knows how I get down, and knows my situation, 18 years strong in the game, you have ups and downs in life. This is why I became the five-time champ of the world, because I've been able to show you can go down, but you can come back."

On how he feels physically: "My body feels fresh. I still feel great. I'm blessed."

On Porter vs Malignaggi: "It's gonna be a good fight. Paulie can box, Shawn's gonna bring it, he's gonna bring the pressure. It should be very interesting in how the outcome turns out. But I wish both of those guys success and wish them the best."

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