Amir “King” Khan faces Zab “Super” Judah on 23 july 2011 , he just may be facing the stiffest test of his career. One could make a very strong argument that his fight against Marcos Maidana last year was just that.
Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KO) last fought on April 16, dominating Paul McCloskey en route to a six-round technical decision in Manchester. That fight went through a lot of turmoil, including being kicked off of Sky Box Office and then off of Sky Sports altogether in the United Kingdom, while it aired on tape delay in the United States on HBO.
The 33-year-old Zeb Judah (41-6, 28 KO) was last seen on March 5 in New Jersey, where he beat Kaizer Mabuza to win the vacant IBF belt. The fight was televised by Integrated Sports PPV and wasn’t widely-seen, but Judah’s name value and fanbase is still there, even if his skills have diminished.
Khan vs Judah, a 12-round WBA and IBF Super Lightweight World Championship Unification fight, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events in association with Khan Promotions and Super Judah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.