IS THE NEW AND UNDISPUTED
Welterweight Champion of the World
By Michael Amakor
Proving that their last match was no fluke, Zab Judah dethroned "The Next Generation" Cory Spinks by scoring a technical knockout victory in the 9th round in enemy territory at the Savvis Center, in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, February the 9th 2004AD.
Cory has the right genes in being the son of former Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks , but he lacked the fire, desire and outrage to slow down the temerity of Zab Judah who stepped up in weight for this encounters, Cory Spinks as is his habit tried to box from the outside like he did in his first first fight with Zab and like he did against wild swinging Ricardo Mayorga in a shadow boxing title annexing stinker,
Thankfully none of his shadowboxing antics could help him this time avoid the power shots aimed at him. He became increasingly unsteady on his feet so much that he narrowly escaped an official knockdown in the 7th round.
Cory tried to fight on and was getting back into the fight hopefully heading towards another twelve round decision when Zab who was leaving nothing to chance this time closed the show by unleashing a barrage of punches that floored the champ forcing the referee to stop the fight.
It has been a long ride for the Zab who is the current WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Champion and former the IBF Light Welterweight and USBA Light Welterweight Title Champion.
The coast in now open for a revenge match against Kostya Tsyzu and from a gallaxy of Welterweight Championship contenders who will be outraged at his sudden ascension into the throne.
There will be a multitude of challenges and fight possibilities, but The Zab has enough gold in his smile and the attitude to take on all comers.