FOUR weeks after Zab Judah was released from hospital following a brain bleed, a hero of his was hit by a car and tragically passed away at the age of 55.
‘Super’ no more, in the space of a month Judah and Pernell Whitaker proved to be mortals like the rest of us.
In many ways, Judah and Whitaker, ‘Super’ and ‘Sweet Pea’, shared more than just a stance, style and profession. As slick, spiteful southpaws, they had been inextricably linked since Judah’s teenage years and Judah would not only train with the legendary former four-weight world champion but could later be seen in his corner during Whitaker’s iconic 1997 fight with Oscar De La Hoya. Given their closeness, comparisons were inevitable.