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Judah Says He Apologized To Tszyu During Meeting

By Ruslan Chikov

Top rated junior welterweight Zab Judah states that he apologized to his former foe, hall-of-famer Kostya Tszyu, during their ten year reunion in Moscow, Russia. Back on November 3 2001 in Las Vegas, the two boxers met in a very important fight with the WBC, IBF and WBA junior welterweight titles at stake. Judah started fast in the first, but he was knocked down and stopped by Tszyu in the second round. After the stoppage, Judah was very angry and became violent. He threw a chair, was pushing people and grabbed the throat of referee Jay Nady.

Judah traveled over to Moscow as a special guest of promoter Vladimir Hyrunov, who stages a show on Wednesday with Khabib Allakhverdiev challenging IBO 140-pound champion Kaizer Mabuza. Tszyu is the head trainer of Khabib.

When Tszyu and Judah came together, Zab apologized for his behavior in the aftermath of their fight.

"How can I hate a man who gave me the opportunity to take part in such a fight and earn money for my family? I did the same thing for him, so why should he not love me? We helped each other. I apologized to Kostya for how I acted after our fight. We shook hands and embraced each other as friends. We haven't seen each other in all this time. This is an absolutely amazing story. Eleven years have passed. And now we meet in Moscow, and what a way to meet. I thought this would be impossible. It was one of the best moments in my life," Judah said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JAB5239 on 06-19-2012

[QUOTE=johncods;12260229]It's crazy how zab has turned into a completely different person. Good for him.[/QUOTE] People grow up and mature...good for him, I agree.

Comment by Reloaded on 06-19-2012

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;12260031]That is a really cool story. I wish Zab wasn't such a F-up. He had all kinds of talent.[/QUOTE] He was too green at the time but very talented , if he had of fought real smart he probably would…

Comment by Alonzo Harris on 06-19-2012

A son apologizing to his daddy, it brings a tear to one's eye.

Comment by mushahadeen on 06-19-2012

[QUOTE=johncods;12260229]It's crazy how zab has turned into a completely different person. Good for him.[/QUOTE] What are you talking about, he was faking getting punched in the balls like less than a year ago.

Comment by joe strong on 06-19-2012

eventually all of us including zab judah hit a point in our lives where we say "some change" isn't a bad thing...good for zab!

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