Zab Judah, the former junior welterweight and welterweight champ, got back into the ring this past weekend in a fight against Cletus Seldin in Verona, N.Y.
In the 11th round, the fight was stopped and Seldin was given the TKO victory over Judah. But the event didn’t end there. Once back in the dressing room, Zudah reportedly almost collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. According to the NY Post, he was initially released but then readmitted after “not feeling right.”
The good news is that Judah, 41, is slowly recovering in a hospital in Syracuse, NY. Andre Berto took to IG to let fans know that Brooklyn’s own is on the mend.
7,132 Likes, 220 Comments – Andre Berto (@andreberto) on Instagram: “Good to see my man @zabjudah doing well 🙏🏾”
“He’s awake and communicating and making progress,” said Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing, the promoter of the fight. “At the present he and his family are just requesting privacy.”
Zab (44-10) was overpowered and dominated by Seldin (24-1) before being hit hard with a head shot in the 11th round, eventually leading to the fight being called by TKO.
“It was an amazingly torrid pace,” said DeGuardia. “Cletus was literally on top of Zab almost every second of every round. Zab had to really dig down. It was like watching a 1950s fight. Zab is a fighter and I believe he will be OK. We are all praying for him.
“The hope is that we’ll have more definitive information on Tuesday. I’m hoping and believing Zab will be OK. He’s a big part of the New York boxing family. We are all very close.”