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Roach: Khan Should Win Every Round Against Zab Judah

By Edward Chaykovsky

Trainer Freddie Roach has been studying tapes of IBF 140-pound champion Zab Judah; in particular the close decision win over Lucas Matthysse, in order to build a proper strategy for his boxer, WBA junior welterweight Amir Khan. On July 23 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Khan (25-1, 17 KOs) and Judah (41-6, 28 KOs) will unify their titles.

One of their keys to victory, says Roach, is to take away Judah's jab.   

"The danger is understanding Judah's southpaw stance," said Roach to David Avila of The Press Enterprise. "He doesn't fight like a traditional southpaw. He attacks from the left side. The game plan has been really well done. We had a couple of fights to watch. The Matthysse fight gives us a pretty good blueprint. We're going to have to nullify that jab and take it away from him."

Roach expects Khan to dominate the action and win every round, although he expects Judah to possibly create problems with his defensive abilities.

"I think Amir should win every round. Judah is tricky with his shoulder rolls -- he's a little bit Mayweather and a little bit Pernell Whitaker."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rajul on 07-13-2011

judah has never faced a guy that throws as many fast combos as khan . i think judah will be covering up by round 3 judah needs space to counter and khan wont give him that khan will prove he…

Comment by Laborer on 07-13-2011

[QUOTE=Dan Gutierrez;10828013]Zab Judah got the mayweather trademark....talk, talk, talk and talk[/QUOTE] Headline: Khan Should Win Every Round Against Zab Judah According to Roach, not Judah, right? Where did that hate for Judah 'talk, talk,talk' BS come from?

Comment by The_Demon on 07-12-2011

He should have won every round against Maidana too,but thats neither here nor there I hope Khan beats Judah up and fully expect him too (like pretty much every other top fighter has) The man is one annoying little d…

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 07-12-2011

STFU Roach, no one wants to hear your mouth anymore. You went from great, humble trainer to a full of crap, arrogant dickhead. You used to be spot on with predictions but you have lost your touch. You were wrong…

Comment by ex-pacfan on 07-12-2011

Roach is usually some what accurate w/ his predictions but, he's smoking crack on this one. I was never a Judah fan but, i must admit he's back, in full force and it ain't look'n good for Sanjay Gupta.

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