Josh Torres vs. Zab Judah Bout Verbally Agreed at 145-pounds
On Tuesday afternoon, Albuquerque boxer Josh Torres announced on Combat Sports Weekly that he has verbally agreed to a March 12 fight against former undisputed welterweight champion and three-time junior welterweight champion Zab Judah.
Torres’ promoter Joe Chavez also confirmed on Tuesday that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has approved the bout which is to take place at 145lb. weight limit. The fight is expected to be the main event on a card to be aired by CBS Sports Network.
“It feels surreal; it’s like a dream come true,” Torres told Combat Sports Weekly. “This is a guy I was watching when I was a little kid fighting these huge names, winning these big titles.”
“To know that all the hard work that I’ve been putting in my career is starting to pay off–to get calls like this is awesome.”
The potential bout marks the highest profile fight for the 26-year-old Torres (15-4-2, 7KOS), a former Light Welterweight WBC USNBC champion.
Judah (42-9, 29KOs), 38, who has been out of action since a December 2013 loss to fellow Brooklynite Paul Malignaggi, was scheduled to make a comeback fight in January against Virgil Green also on CBS Sports Network but the fight never took place.
Combat Sports Weekly interview with Josh Torres announcing Zab Judah fight