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Zab Judah in hospital with brain bleed following Friday fight

The 41-year-old fighter is said to be “making progress.”

Zab Judah Open Workout Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Zab Judah, who attempted a comeback at 41 this past Friday night in Verona, New York, is currently in the hospital with a brain bleed following his 11th round stoppage defeat against Cletus Seldin this past Friday in Verona, New York.

Judah was rumored to be in a coma, but Star Boxing released the following brief statement this afternoon:

‪Zab Judah is in the hospital. He is awake and communicating and making progress. At the present he & his family are just requesting privacy with respect to anything further and will have update Tuesday. We are all praying for him and his family and appreciate everyone’s concern.‬

Judah (44-10, 30 KO) was taking his first serious fight since Dec. 2013 this weekend, and came up short. Hopefully, any medical issues aren’t particularly serious, and he’ll make a full, speedy recovery.

Judah has had a 23-year pro boxing career, and has won six world titles at two weights. Over the years, he’s fought the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Kostya Tszyu, Danny Garcia, Amir Khan, Paulie Malignaggi, and many more. He’s been one of the most notable names in the sport during his time as an active fighter.

Bad Left Hook sends our best wishes to Zab.

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