Zab Judah update: ‘Prognosis promising’, legend released from hospital
World Boxing News is happy to report former unified world champion Zab Judah has been released from hospital following treatment for a bleed on the brain.
The 41 year-old was admitted after suffering a crushing stoppage loss to Cletus Seldin on Friday night. Fears grew for Judah’s long-term health until an update from the boxing legend’s mother on Sunday.
“Zab was never in an induced coma. He had bleeding on the brain but did CAT scan today. The swelling went down a little. He is eating, walking and talking,” she told Main Event’s matchmaker Jolene Mizzone.
June 7th’s main event featured Judah (Brooklyn, NY 44-9 30KO’s), a six-time world champion, and the last undisputed welterweight champion of the world against Seldin.
‘Super’ has defeated some of the most notable names in the business. They include Micky Ward, Lucas Matthysse and Cory Spinks (Undisputed Welterweight Title).
“He fought many other top fighters including Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan, Danny Garcia and Miguel Cotto.
Opposing the six-time and former undisputed champion was New York’s feared knockout artist “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (Shirley, NY 23-1 19KO’s).
Seldin broke on to the national scene when he devoured Roberto Ortiz at the Nassau Coliseum in a featured HBO fight.
One month later, Seldin became the first boxer alongside Hall of Fame world champions, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. to fight in featured fights on back to back months on HBO.
Judah-Seldin was a scheduled 12-round bout. It was for the vacant NABA Super Lightweight Title. The bout lasted eleven rounds until Seldin forced a stoppage.
An update from Star Boxing on Monday read the following: “We are pleased to announce that today, six-time world champion, ZAB “SUPER” JUDAH was released from the hospital.
“He was admitted after Friday night’s fight at Turning Stone Resort Casino.
“While he will need rest, the prognosis looks promising.
“Thank you to all of those that sent your well wishes to Zab and his family during this pressing time.”