Zab Judah and LA Boxing; An impressive win over Vernon Paris
Last night, Zab Judah, demonstrated his skills, maturity and outright domination vs. Vernon Paris on NBC Sports. And for weeks leading up to the fight, there was little doubt that Judah was peaking at just the right time. It was obvious from the start that Judah was the sharper, stronger, quicker and more mature fighter, taking advantage of his south-paw strengths, with little to no answers from Paris. Judah was, indeed, in top form.
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Round after round, Judah dominated the younger fighter with determination and focus until the ref called a stop to the fight awarding Judah a TKO in the ninth round along with his 42 professional victory.
For this fight, Zab Judah could have trained at just about any gym he wanted. So in January, when his camp walked into LA Boxing North Las Vegas to train for his fight against Vernon Paris, we welcomed him with open arms.
For the staff and approximately 700 members of LA Boxing North Las Vegas, it would have been just another day at the gym – with pro fighters training right alongside of every day folks – except, this time, it was different. For eight weeks leading up to the fight, when Judah was around, the gym was electric, vibrant, powerful and it was serious. His preparation was on full display on Saturday night in front of his Brooklyn, NY home crowd.
“I like to train in an environment where people are. I like to make myself realistic – like people can reach out and touch me. What’s to be shy about,” said Judah. “Zab’s camp was full-on. They were at the gym constantly in preparation for last night’s fight,” says Anthony Geisler, president of LA Boxing Franchise Corporation. “It wasn’t until the NBC Sports cameras came to film that we noticed anything different – that is, other than the five-time world champ training in the ring,” he said.