IBF junior-welterweight champion Zab Judah has snubbed the British boxing media by refusing to answer their questions at today’s Conference call to publicise his unification clash with Britain’s WBA titleholder Amir Khan.
According to Judah’s promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events the 33 year-old American has refused to talk to the British media until after the fight because he is upset that he will not get a cut from the UK ppv revenue.
"During negotiations we were told that Zab would not be entitled to any revenue from the UK," Duva revealed.
"We felt that was insulting because he’s half the equation but were told we’d have to live with that.
"Zab took the fight with the understanding that Amir would keep all the money from the UK, even though they’re both world champions.
"Zab will not speak to the British press until the fight is over."
JUDAH PROMISE TO SCHOOL KHAN
However, when he did answer questions from the American boxing media Judah warned the 24 year-old Briton that he would be facing a monster on July 23.
"A lot of things have been changed over the years so I’m pleased to see Amir and (trainer) Freddie Roach have been watching my old tapes," said Judah.
"They’ve been learning about the old Zab Judah. The Zab Judah who’s coming to the ring on July 23 is a monster.
"I’m 150% prepared for Amir Khan and we’re going to have a lot of fun on Saturday week.
"I’m definitely going to take him to school. After Saturday night he’ll figure out that Golden Boy set him up by putting him in a position he shouldn’t have been in.
"He’s a great fighter but this fight is a little premature for him."
July 13, 2011