Zab Judah aims to ‘kill two birds with one stone’ on Saturday night when he challenges bitter rival Danny Garcia for the WBC light-welterweight title at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York city. There has been bad blood between Garcia, his volatile father, Angel and the former two weight world champion since this fight was originally announced and come Saturday night Judah aims to put Team Garcia firmly in their place.
“It’s called killing two birds with one stone,” said Judah on Tuesday during a media workout.. Angel Garcia’s a trainer. He’s a father. He’s the older man. I respect my elders. At the same time, I can’t get in the ring and fight Angel Garcia. What do I do? I fight. I knock people out. I can’t do that with Angel. I am going to knock Danny Garcia out and watch Angel come in there and pick him up.”
This highly anticipated battle has already been postponed once after Garcia sustained an injury but Judah does not want to hear any excuses now that the champion is fully fit once again.
“We don’t want to hear any excuses,” added Judah. “We gave him his two months to let his rib heal up. His rib, neck, thumb, back, elbow, toe, whatever he hurt. It’s all fixed up now in hopes that Saturday night we just get moving and put on a good fight.
Regarding his preparation for arguably the most important fight of his career Judah said: “Mentally and physically, I give myself an A plus. I feel very calm, very at ease, very comfortable in this environment. Everything seems to be working out the way that it should work out. We ready for it.
So how much did the fight postponement effect the challenger? “Actually I think it was a blessing in disguise. God is the best planner of everybody. We think that we have plans, but apparently he plans better than us. I took training camp very seriously from November all the way up until now. I think the extra preparation is the icing on the cake.”
April 24, 2013