Garcia injured, Judah fight postponed
MANILA, Philippines – American boxer Danny Garcia's light-welterweight title defense against Zab Judah has been postponed after the undefeated fighter suffered a rib injury in training.
Garcia was supposed to defend his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association light-welterweight belts against Judah on February 9 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The fight card was postponed to April 27, however, after Garcia suffered his rib injury.
"We are working on everything as we speak. But it looks like the entire card will be moved to April 27th at the Barclay Center. People who purchased tickets can either get a full refund or roll the tickets over to April 27th," Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told Boxing Scene.
Garcia told ESPN's Dan Rafael that he suffered the injury during a sparring session with former champion DeMarcus Corley last January 19.
"I didn't even really feel it until we were done. But then I felt pain in my side and then when I was cooling down, I couldn't raise my hands over my head," Garcia said.
"I had a real sharp pain and I couldn't really breathe. I went to the doctor and had an x-ray, and the doctor said I have a bruised rib, a contusion," he added.
Garcia's title defense against Judah was the main event of the fight card, which also featured a middleweight clash between "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin and Fernando Guerrero.