Judah receives Jersey Joe Walcott award!

03/06/2005

Judah receives Jersey Joe Walcott award!

PRESS RELEASE: Welterweight champion of the world Zab "Super" Judah, of Brooklyn, NY, received the IBF's special Jersey Joe Walcott Award for his achievments.   Judah, the former IBF 140-lb. champion, won the undisputed world welterweight championship by stopping Cory "The Next Generation" Spinks at the Savvis Center in St. Louis before an indoor arena record of 22,372 fans, on Feb.2, 2005. The exceptionally talented southpaw, then made his mandatory defense on May 15, 2005 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., as the co-feature to the Trinidad vs. Wright event, with a devastating knockout performance over mandatory contender, Cosme "Chino" Rivera from Mexico.   Judah attended the IBF Convention with his wife and three children, and thoroughly enjoyed the week.  "I have really enjoyed the week here with all of the family of boxing," said the happy Judah. "I see how the system works and see how hard everyone works for the sport.  I am deeply honored to be receiving the prestigious Jersey Joe Walcott Award, that is only given for special acheivments.  My family and I had a ball."   The Convention is ending tomorrow morning with much of the IBF business for the coming year being discussed openly at the spirited gathering of boxing personalities.