Clock Is Ticking for the Return of Zab Judah Nov. 13th. Joseph Agbeko & Ava Knight Also Featured.

LAS VEGAS – On Friday, November 13, the D Las Vegas, in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions and Roy Englebrecht’s Promotions in association with David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions, will proudly present Super Showdown at the DLVEC, a night of world-class professional boxing at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and live on CBS Sports Network.
 
Headlining this stacked night of fights will be five-time world champion and former Undisputed World Welterweight Champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, in the 10-round main event. Former world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-5-1, 16 KOs) will take on Judah in this fight. 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.
 
Ticket 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.
 
“I’m ready and happy to be back in the ring doing what I love to do,” said Zab Judah. “Don’t miss me November 13!”
 
Greg Cohen said, “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, said “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 7:30 p.m. PT and the action starts at 8 p.m. PT. *Televised broadcast start time: 9:30 p.m. PT. The D Las Vegas is locate at 301 Fremont St, Las Vegas. For more information, call 702.388.2400 or visit www.thed.com. The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is located at 200 S 3rd St in Las Vegas. For more information, visit online at dlvec.com.

2013 Year End Awards

With 2013 coming to a close, Team Title Fight took the time to make our Year-End Picks. The results are in:

 

 

Fighter of the Year- Timothy Bradley

After a long hiatus and rough year prior, Tim not only showed he has a big heart, but also boxing ability he is seldom given credit for. In the bout vs Ruslan Provodnikov, Bradley went out on his shield in a risky attempt at winning a fan-base that was hard to win over.  Following this war, he switched gears and displayed an incredible skillset by out-boxing Juan Manuel Marquez which few saw coming. Bradley proved he is an elite fighter capable of acclimating to any competitor in the ring. Expect an even bigger 2014 for Bradley.

 

 

Fight of the Year- Mayweather vs Canelo

In a bout that raked in over 2.2 million buys, 200 million in gross revenue and a press tour that made the buildup to the fight unprecedented, Mayweather vs Canelo takes top billing. Although the main event was a one-sided clinic at the hands of Mayweather, the impact made on fighters who made the cut to be on the card and the sport itself was surreal. This was just another indication that big fights can be made in a sport that is well alive and the public will support it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLSDe2Kizf4

 

 

Round of the Year- Round 3, Figueroa vs Arakawa

It hurts just remembering the carnage that ensued between these two. If you have not watched it yet, we won’t spoil the joy of what took place. #PressPlay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys1E8lWEru0

 

 

Breakout Star- Adonis Stevenson

Starting out the year avenging his lone career loss by Darnell Boone via TKO, shocking the world with a one-punch KO of then, WBC champion Chad Dawson, handing Tavoris Cloud a one sided beat down and then closing out 2013 with a TKO of Tony Bellew proved Adonis Stevenson was a force to be reckoned with. None of his victims made it beyond seven rounds and the world witnessed another Kronk fighter with the tools to greatness. The only blemish that could follow Stevenson into 2014 is if he avoids the biggest fight in his division versus Sergey Kovalev. As it now stands, Stevenson does not appear to be too eager to test the waters just yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU5ARBzZgCg

 

 

Worst Fight of the Year- Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Joseph Abeko

Several things landed this bout to the top of the list for “Worst Fight”. Rigondeaux has been the recipient of a plethora of criticism for his style of fighting, despite his ability to dismantle top tier opposition. This bout posed more of the same problems for Rigondeaux as he treaded danger lightly against an opponent that refused to engage at all. The fight was so void of action that the crowd actually began leaving during the HBO televised bout.

 

 

Most Disappointing Fighter of the Year – Gary Russell Jr.

We think Gary is a highly skilled fighter. The problem is he only fights twice a year and against guys we have to Google to find out who they are. He seems unwilling to step up in competition and in the only fight that would have given him some validation among all the hype he was receiving by taking on Daniel Ponce De Leon, he turned down. Until he fights somebody we know and fights more frequently, Gary Russell will continue to be a disappointment. In simpler terms, he appears to be more concerned with making a pay check and padding his record than establishing dominion in his division (which he may be capable of doing).

 

 

Promoter of the Year- Golden Boy Promotions

Maybe the biggest no brainer of all the Year-End Awards; they win this on the simple fact of money. Over $200 million brought in from “The One” alone. Sports Illustrated also named Golden Boy’s CEO Richard Schaefer Promoter of the Year not to mention they went above and beyond ensuring their fight cards were stacked from top to bottom. Thanks HBO for helping Showtime raise the standards.

 

 

“He’s Gotta Go” (Fighter who needs to retire)- Zab Judah

Zab has not been the same since 2005. This year was proof that Zab can no longer hang with the top the class of his class in 140-147lbs anymore. His age is now showing as his power has diminished, defense is lacking and has lost two straight fights in disappointing fashion. Judah has a wealth of knowledge that he could pass on to others in a capacity outside of lacing them up himself. Hopefully 2013 brings a close to this chapter in his book.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE5Yr0AcbJ0

 

 

Sound-bite of the Year (Who said the best line of the year, pre or post fight)- Adrien Broner

Broner giving himself the number three, four & five spot on top five pound for pound was a bit more than even he himself could chew. Maidana quickly deflated that ego and set the record straight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1jOfdtUQqw

 

 

Dream Match-Up for 2014- Sergey Kovalev vs Adonis Stevenson

These two are on a collision course should excuses be placed aside. Our hopes are for these two monsters to light up 2014 with a bang.

Round-Table: Hope for Stevenson vs Kovalev, Zab Judah vs Paulie Malignaggi Preview & More

Steve Gallegos and Gordie Tamayo break down HBO’s doubleheader featuring Adonis Stevenson vs Tony Bellew & Sergey Kovalev vs Ismael Sillakh along with a preview of Zab Judah vs Paulie Malignaggi and Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Joseph Agbeko.