By Rick Reeno was advised that there are ongoing discussions for a potential junior welterweight fight between Zab Judah (39-6, 27KOs) and unbeaten puncher Lucas Matthysse (27-0, 25KOs). The show would be co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events. HBO would televise and the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey is the leading venue to host.

Robert Guerrero would appear in the co-feature, and returning junior middleweight James Kirkland would have his return fight off-television, but HBO plans to show clips.

Judah-Matthysse talks are developing and it's not exactly clear if a deal would cancel out Judah's scheduled fight with Michael Clark on October 2, which is scheduled for the Prudential Center.