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Garcia at 152 Pounds, Zab Judah at 153 as of Late March

by David P. Greisman

Danny Garcia and Zab Judah appear to be on their way to making weight for their April 27 junior-welterweight title bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, according to figures provided by World Boxing Council official William Boodhoo.

Garcia came in at 152 pounds on March 28, a figure certified by Dr. George Bonner, according to the WBC. Judah, meanwhile, came in at 153 pounds on March 27, a figure certified by Dr. Paul McHugh.

The maximum either fighter could have been is 154 pounds. The WBC’s 30-day weigh-in requires fighters to be within 10 percent of the division limit. Judah had his weight certified 31 days before the bout and 30 days before the final weigh-in, while Garcia was 30 days before the bout and 29 days before the final weigh-in.

Garcia, who holds both the WBC and World Boxing Association belts at junior welterweight — unification that has continued since July despite a WBC rule against it — is 25-0 with 16 knockouts. The 25-year-old from Philadelphia is coming off a 2012 in which he outpointed Erik Morales to pick up the WBC title, stopped Amir Khan to add the WBA belt, and then knocked out Morales in their October rematch.

Judah, 35, is now 42-7 with 29 knockouts and 2 no contests. The Brooklynite is a former three-time titleholder at 140 and former lineal champion at 147. His last time holding a belt, however, was when he entered the ring in July 2011 to face Amir Khan, who knocked Judah out on a fifth-round body shot. Judah returned last March with a ninth-round stoppage of Vernon Paris.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 04-03-2013

Can't wait for this fight should be fun while it last. I got Garcia by KO.

Comment by opotemo on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=BafanaBafana;13208747]Well these two guys are considered average 140 pounders but they were extremely close to the 154 limit for the 30 day weigh in, Sergio at 170 didn't even come close to the 176 limit for the 30 day weigh-in…

Comment by ddangerous on 04-03-2013

Which Judah shows up? Cause if the version that showed up against Khan does, he's getting put down with another body shot is my guess.

Comment by BafanaBafana on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;13208587]Here's is a prime example in black and white what I was referring to in the other thread when fans are so sensitive they read what they want to. No one is saying Martinez [I]should[/I] fight at 168, just that…

Comment by !BEAST on 04-03-2013

If history is any indication, then Garcia is going to demolish judah. Garcia should be practicing his liver shot.

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