By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes
Angel Garcia, the father/trainer for WBA/WBC 140-pound champion Danny Garcia, is disputing some of the recent claims that were alleged by former two-division king Zab Judah.
According to Judah, he saw Angel and his son on Friday night and they were "humble" - but when the two sides came together for a press conference on Saturday night - Angel initiated a verbal attack on Judah that nearly led to an all-out brawl between both camps.
"You see him yesterday, you see him today, it's a whole different story. Now when we're around with the security and everybody, where it's contained, it's a whole different situation. I don't wanna put nothing out there, but I seen them yesterday. They seen me yesterday. A no security environment. Everybody, including his father, was humble," Judah told BoxingScene.com.
"Now he gets here in front of all this media and the press today, and they wanna put on this big show. That's not them, man. They're not really like that. That's why I got so mad. Everybody thinks, 'Oh, Zab got mad for no reason.' No, y'all don't understand. I seen these people yesterday, it was a whole different situation."
Angel says Judah's facts are out of place.
"We wasn't together. We were at the club and he showed up. He was with his own people. When I'm in the club, I'm in the club. I leave boxing in the gym and over here. Why would I take boxing to the club? I'm there to watch the girls. Why would I go to the club for a boxer to intimidate me? He was minding his business and we were minding our business. We were having a good time and he was having a good time. Now if he thinks that we're friends, that’s a different page because he ain't my friend. He says he intimidated me? Come on man," Angel told BoxingScene.com.
Angel believes the verbal digs about the TKO loss to Kostya Tszyu is what really hit a nerve with Zab.
"What hurt him is when I said that it was his era.....what hurt him the most is when it was Kostya Tszyu - he lost. That burned him up. I know more about him than he knows about himself," Angel said.
Garcia-Judah takes place on February 9th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Showtime will televise.