Zab Judah Back In Vegas

Five-time world champion Zab Judah (42-9, 29KO) will headline a boxing extravaganza in Las Vegas on November 13.  The former undisputed world champion will be up against former world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-5-1, 16 KO) in the main event.  Salgado won the WBA World Super Featherweight Title via first round knockout over current WBC World Champion Jorge Linares.  

Also scheduled for appearances in separate televised supporting bouts will be former two-time world bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (30-5, 23 KOs) of the Bronx via Accra, Ghana; undefeated Las Vegas super lightweight Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez (14-0-1, 4 KOs); and two-time female world champion Ava “Lady of Boxing” Knight (13-2-3, 5 KOs) of Chico, California.  Tickets for “Super Showdown at the DLVEC” are priced at $400 – VIP Table Seating (2 seats), $75 – VIP Ringside Seating, $50 – Ringside (Gold) Seating, $40 – Ringside (Silver), $25 – Assigned Seating and $20 – KO Zone and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and the DLVEC Box Office (800.745.3000).  37-year-old Zab Judah will be making his first appearance under the new GCP co-promotional banner.  

The southpaw Judah won the undisputed welterweight championship in February 2005 with a ninth-round stoppage of Cory Spinks.  Judah won his first title, the IBF Light Welterweight Championship in January 1999 with a fourth-round knockout over Wilfredo Negron.  35-year-old Joseph Agbeko held the IBF Bantamweight Championship from 2007 to 2009, making two successful defenses before losing and regaining it from Colombia’s Yonnhy Perez. 

Fighting as a professional since 1998, Agbeko has also held the Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight, WBF Bantamweight, African Boxing Union Bantamweight and Ghanaian Bantamweight Championships.  A pro since 2010, the unbeaten Gutierrez is a fan favorite for his exciting style.  He has already won the WBC United States (USNBC) lightweight title as a professional.  

The 26-year-old will be looking to continue his steady ascent up the ladder with an impressive victory.  27-year-old Ava Knight is a former IBF and WBC World female flyweight Champion.  Knight made three successful defenses of her WBC belt.  She also fought to a draw for the WBO World female bantamweight Championship in 2011 and has held the WBC International female flyweight and WBC Silver female flyweight Championships as well.  Judah says:  ‘I’m ready and happy to be back in the ring doing what I love to do.  Don’t miss me November 13!’

Greg Cohen says:  ‘It is my pleasure to be presenting such a high-quality boxing show in association with the D Las Vegas, a luxury casino hotel with no equal in the city.  I wish to thank my partners, Roy Jones Jr of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions and Roy Englebrecht’s Fight Club OC as well for helping put this blockbuster of a show together.  Zab Judah is a superstar in boxing and being part of his return in such a high-profile event is a true honor for me and my company.’ 

Derek Stevens, CEO and Founder of the D and DLVEC, says:  ‘This is sure to be a great night and we are proud to be presenting this event in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas at DLVEC.  It’ll be a night full of exciting matchups and we are thrilled to welcome these esteemed fighters, as well as some local Las Vegas competitors, into our ring.’

On fight night, doors open at 19:30 PT and the action starts at 20:00 PT.