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Zab Judah Tops March 12 Launch of 'Knockout Night At The D' Series

LAS VEGAS -- the D Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), along with Neon Star Media and Roy Englebrecht Promotions, have announced the formation of a new monthly boxing series, "Knockout Night at the D".

The "Knockout Night at the D" series will take place under the neon lights of Las Vegas in the DLVEC open air venue, located in the heart of the downtown Las Vegas casino district, one block away from the world famous Fremont Street (200 S. 3rd St.).

The inaugural event, scheduled for Saturday, March 12, will be held inside the DLVEC's 20,000-square-foot tent and headlined by five-time, two-division world champion Zab "Super" Judah (42-9, 29 KOs). The Brooklyn native, now fighting out of Las Vegas, returns to the ring after a two-year break from the sport. The fast and powerful southpaw faces Albuquerque, NM junior welterweight Josh "Pitbull" Torres (15-4-2, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

"One of my visions for the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center was to bring outdoor boxing back to the city," said Derek Stevens, Owner and CEO of the D Las Vegas. "I have a true passion for this sport and I am thrilled to provide my guests with an incredible boxing series that will support athletes, businesses and the community of Las Vegas."

Each "Knockout Night at the D" event during the 2016 series will feature a variety of compelling matches, including world title bouts, world-class matches, tournament eliminators and special attraction bouts, plus pro-debuts of future boxing stars

Television broadcast information for the series will be announced shortly

During his 19 ½-year pro career, Judah is 11-8 (9 KOs) in world title fights, defeating five world champions along the way in Junior Witter, Terron Millet, DeMarcus Corley, Raphael Pineda and Cory Spinks.

The 24-year-old Torres started boxing professionally at the age of 18, under the direction of his late trainer, 5-time world champion Johnny Tapia. Torres, a former USNBC welterweight title holder, is now trained by Tapia's brother-in-law, Chris Chavez.

Rising Las Vegas lightweight star Jesus "Chuy" Gutierrez (14-0-1, 4 KOs) takes on a member of one of boxing's great families, Leon "The Third Generation" Spinks III (11-3-1, 7 KOs), in the 8-round main event. Gutierrez is a former USNBC titlist.

The 27-year-old Spinks has boxing blood running through his veins. His grandfather is two-time world heavyweight champion and 1976 Olympic gold medalist Leon Spinks. Three-time world cruiserweight and former heavyweight champion Michael Spinks is young Leon's great uncle, while his uncle Cory Spinks is a five-time, two-division world champion.

Canadian junior welterweight Steve "The Dragon" Claggett (23-3-1, 16 KOs) and Las Vegas junior welterweight Jeremy "J Flash" Nichols (2-0, 2 KOs), who served as a sparring partner for Floyd Mayweather, Jr. for his mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao, are slated to fight opponents to be announced, respectively, in 8 and 4-round fights.

All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $65.00 ringside and $20.00 seated general admission, go on sale Monday, Feb. 21, 2016 at Ticketmaster.com or DLVEC.com. Suites are $1000.00, up to 10 guests, and includes a beverage package. Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. PT with the opening bout scheduled at 6:00 p.m. PT.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JRB123 on 02-17-2016

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;16473747]Well said, I think Judah was sometimes his worst enemy, Floyd always had a little more discipline, and Yoel was certainly not at the same level as Floyd Snr. Still happy for Zab, hopefully he can string together a few…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 02-17-2016

[QUOTE=JRB123;16473442]Injuries to opponents and other things have feel through to prevent fights from going down, specifically last year. We will wait to see if this will actually go through. Hopefully it does. I agree that he had the skills and…

Comment by larry mustafa on 02-16-2016

One of Khans children..how cute

Comment by JRB123 on 02-16-2016

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;16472717]Great to see Judah back but damn, he has been out of the ring a couple of years what happened there? What happened to the 2 scheduled fights last year? 9 losses looks ugly but most have been to the…

Comment by r1onnie2 on 02-16-2016

[QUOTE=Golovkin;16471938]Judah's career has been a huge disappointment to those who have followed it. Economically, he has done good for himself but he could have had a bigger legacy professionally speaking. Lack of heart, lack of mental toughness, trash team, psychologically…

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