|Zab Judah Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||October 27, 1977|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Zab Judah is an American former professional boxer who had made his debut in September 1996 in the light welterweight category. During his illustrious career, he had held multiple world championships, including the IBF (International Boxing Federation) and WBO (World Boxing Organization) junior welterweight titles between 2000 and 2004. He had then claimed the undisputed welterweight title in 2005, including a spell as the lineal champion from 2005 to 2006. He had reclaimed the IBF junior welterweight title in 2011. His career had come to an abrupt halt in June 2019 after he had to be hospitalized following some bleeding in his brain caused during a fight against Cletus Seldin for the vacant NABA (North American Boxing Association) super lightweight title.
Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States
Professional Boxer (Retired)
- Father – Yoel Judah (Boxing Trainer/Manager, Former Martial Artist, 3-Time World Champion Kickboxer)
- Mother – Katharine Hines
- Siblings – Daniel Judah (Older Brother) (Professional Boxer), Josiah ‘Gorilla’ Judah (Younger Brother) (Professional Boxer), Joseph Judah (Younger Brother) (Professional Boxer), Aida Judah (Sister), Elisheba Judah (Sister). He has 7 other brothers and 2 other sisters.
- Others – Johnny Saxton (Great Uncle) (Former Professional Boxer, 2-Time World Welterweight Champion) (d. October 4, 2008)
Light Welterweight, Welterweight, Light Middleweight
6 ft or 183 cm
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Zab has dated –
- Hencha Voigt
- Christina Judah – Through his marriage, in 1990, to his long-time girlfriend from high school, Christina, Zab has 7 children – 4 daughters named Mimi Judah, Amissia Judah, Zabirah Judah, and Destiny Judah, and 3 sons named Zab Judah Jr., Preston Judah, and Princeton Judah.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Clean-shaven look
Zab Judah Facts
- He had started boxing from the age of just 6. Before turning professional in September 1996, he had amassed a stellar amateur career win-loss record of 110–5. During his amateur career, he was a 2-time US national champion and a 3-time New York Golden Gloves champion. He had also won the 1996 PAL (Police Athletic League) National Championship.
- He had narrowly missed out on qualification for the 1996 Olympics after losing in the finals of the national trials. However, he was later included in the US national team, as an alternate to the primary boxers chosen in the team.
- In July 2006, he was arrested by local police, on a family court’s warrant, on charges of domestic assault, straight after his participation in a celebrity basketball game at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.
- In August 2007, he was involved in a street brawl at the Stereo nightclub in New York. It was reported that he had punched a person after he was hit first by someone who had approached him. 2 friends of that person had later become involved in the squabble and eventually everyone involved in the fight had to be kicked out of the club. The club later revealed, after reviewing their CCTV footage, that the perpetrators might have plotted the assault well in advance.
Featured Image by Zab Judah / Instagram