Zab Judah Triumphantly Ends Three-Year Layoff

Zab Judah

Recap by Resolution Sports.

Boss Lady Promotions put on a seven-bout card on Saturday night at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., highlighted by the return of five-time world champion Zab Judah and an IBO/USBO Super Welterweight Championship fight that featured Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster.

Coming off a three-year layoff, Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) faced an overmatched Jorge Luis Munguia (13-8, 4 KOs) in his return bout. The Brooklyn native showed some flashes of his old self, immediately coming out in an aggressive demeanor that saw Munguia quickly backpedaling. It did not take long for Judah to break down his opponent, dropping him late in the first round following a thunderous flurry.

When action resumed in the second frame, Judah went right back on the attack and finished off his quick work of Munguia. At the 1:27 mark of that second round, the referee in charge had seen enough and graciously waved off the bout.

In the co-feature bout of the evening, Derrick Webster (22-1, 11 KOs) impressed in a 10-round unanimous decision over the hard-nosed Thomas Awimbono (25-6, 21 KOs). With scores of 100-90 and 98-92×2, Webster claimed the IBO/USBO Super Middleweight Championship. [Read Full Recap]

In the third feature showcase of this card, local favorite Mike Hilton (5-0, 5 KOs) dismantled Eric George (4-14) in cruiserweight action. Hilton did a very nice job of pounding the body in the scheduled six-rounder, although he would settle the score inside the distance. The stoppage in this one officially came at the 2:33 mark of the fifth frame.

On the undercard, cruiserweight Bryan Daniels (3-0, 1 KO) was able to earn a tough decision over a game Damien Lewis (0-3), who proved to be a very hard shell for Daniels to crack. Over the course of the four-round affair, Daniels worked behind the jab while switching levels, controlling the action to an eventual unanimous decision win via tallies of 40-36 and 39-37×2.

The first three bouts of the evening all ended very quickly, with none of them hearing the bell sound for the third frame.

Middleweight Jimmy Kellerher (3-0, 3 KOs) kept his perfect record intact, blasting away at Courtney McCleave (2-6, 1 KO) and landing his punches at will. The first knockdown of this bout came midway through the first round, as McCleave tasted the canvas after being lit up by Kellerher with both hands. While he would survive that first frame, McCleave saw the end of his night come in the second round when referee Sparkle Lee had seen enough and waved off the fight at 2:26.

Andy Gonzalez (5-1, 5 KOs) needed a mere 32 seconds to get rid of Jason Wahr (4-14-3, 1 KO) in a junior middleweight scrap, with Gonzalez ripping a shot to the solarplex of Wahr that saw the Virginia Beach native immediately crumble. Wahr was unable to beat the 10-count, suffering a knockout loss.

In the opening bout of the night, Brandon Robinson (1-1, 1 KO) crushed Jermain Corley (0-5) in light heavyweight action, dropping him with a looping left hand early before delivering a left hook to the button that closed the show at the 2:59 mark.