Feature | Highlight 4 | Issue | Premium | May 22 2019

The burning heart of Zab Judah

Thomas Gerbasi tracks down Zab Judah, 41 years old and on the comeback trail, to find out why he is finding it so hard to say goodbye
Zab Judah
Zab Judah & Amir Khan Media Work-Outs  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

STAY in anything long enough and the details of the past start to fade from memory. Some things you don’t forget, though.

August, 2000. Zab Judah is 22 years old, 23-0 as a pro and the IBF light-welterweight champion of the world. Already making headlines in his native New York, his profile was rapidly rising on the international scene and he knew it. A win over former champ Terron Millett would move him closer to a dream fight with fellow titleholder Kostya Tszyu, and a victory there would complete “Super” Judah’s coronation as boxing’s latest superstar.

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