DID TEAM GARCIA SNITCH ON ZAB JUDAH?
By G. Leon
Former junior welterweight and undisputed welterweight champion Zab "Super" Judah and his entourage were on their way to the Amir Khan-Carlos Molina fight when they were pulled over by the LAPD. According to Judah, the police were falsely tipped off that he was heading to the arena to incite a riot. The boys in blue were courteous and polite as they advised Zab not to attend the bout. Judah never did make it to the bout, but he did make some time to tell Boxingtalkers exactly what went down. Long story short, he believes it's obvious that Team Garcia went from being tough talkers to cop callers. Read on for the full interview.
GL: Everybody who follows the Twitter of @superjudah knows you had an interesting weekend. Tell us all about it.
Zab Judah: "It was something out of a Hollywood movie. We were going to attend the Amir Khan fight and we were pulled over and told not to go the fight. We were told that they were tipped off that Team Judah was going there to incite a riot and that's insane. I don't do that here or there. I saw Danny Garcia's father made a comment about marijuana. I've never had a problem with drugs, I've never been in a situation where I got into trouble and there were drugs or guns invovled.
"I did watch the fight and when I saw Garcia on TV, I saw him putting a stupid smirk on his face like he knew. But he was that scared of what could happen to him in California, he should have stayed home. But what happened, happened and this is more ammunition for February 9."
"Golden Boy gave me 17 tickets. This is boxing and I don't pay for tickets. When I went to the Miguel Cotto fight I got the same 17 tickets. I didn't understand what the problem was because if something was going to happen it would've happened in New York the day we had the press conference. My fans who know me know that I come in peace and violence isn't on my mind. This is how I feed my family and boxing is my life. I just want the fans out there to know and hear that these guys are fabricating lies to avoid seeing me. I was just going to the fight to see some of my competition.
GL: Garcia's father made the remark about the cops must have smelled the weed from the airport, but didn't you....
Zab Judah: (cutting in) "I drove in from Las Vegas so what airport. I didn't go near a airport. He doesn't know what he's talking about and that goes to show you that there was some sort of snitching going on because they searched us and our vehicles for everything and found nothing. I have too many fans who are kids to promote marijuana or anything like that. But we all know how cowards move in this world."
"Everybody knows me for the fifteen years that I've been in this game that I've never done anything to my opponent that would screw up a payday. Don't be surprised if these guys pull out with an injury. Don't be surprised."
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