It has been announced that the Zab Judah- Josh Torres bout which was scheduled to take place tomorrow (Saturday, March 12th) has been cancelled. The cancellation comes amid what has been called “eligibility concerns.” The entire card, which was to take place at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center at The D in Las Vegas, NV and was to be televised in the United States by CBS Sports Network has been cancelled. In a statement released to the media earlier today Derek Stevens CEO of the D Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center stated quote “Last night, I received multiple calls from the Nevada Athletic Commission regarding eligibility concerns. After our discussions, it became apparent the fight card could not move forward. Although I'm disappointed with the situation, I appreciate the phone calls and look forward to working with the Nevada Athletic Commission on future boxing events at the DLVEC.”
For the thirty-eight year old Judah, who has not fought since losing a twelve round unanimous decision to Paul Malignaggi in December 2013, the cancellation of his bout with Torres marks his third failed attempt to get back in the ring. Judah was previously scheduled to face Hevinson Herrera in September of last year, but that fight was cancelled when Herrera suffered an injury during a scuffle with Judah at the official weigh-in the day before the fight was to take place. The former multi-division world champion Judah was then scheduled to face Juan Carlos Salgado in November of last year, but that bout was also cancelled when Salgado suffered an injury while training for the bout.
All ticket purchases for the Judah-Torres card will be reimbursed. Credit card transactions will be automatically refunded and cash refunds will be issued at their point of purchase. As of this writing there is no word as to what the eligibility issues that led to this latest cancellation were or if the card will eventually be rescheduled. We will keep you updated on any developments as they become available.
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