WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia unanimously won a twelve round decision over Zab Judah at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Garcia (26-0, 16 KOs) hurt Judah several times in the fight and scored a knockdown in the eight, but saw himself get rocked in the eleventh before weathing the storm to secure a win with scores of 116-111, 115-112 and 114-112. Garcia said Judah (42-8, 29 KOs) caught him with a very hard shot in the eleventh but he was able to use his ring smarts overcome the damage.
"It was a hell of a fight. I had to beat the Brooklyn guy in his hometown. I knew he had a lot of pride behind him and he was never going to give up. He is a crafty veteran with power. He hit me with a good shot. He hit me in the eleventh with a left hand that spun me around. It shook me up a little bit. But I'm a true champion and I got to fight through a storm, and I did," Garcia said.