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Zab Judah Files Protest Over Amir Khan Knockout [VIDEO]

If Judah put as much effort in the ring against Khan as he's doing with this protest, we would have gotten a much better fight.

One month after his fifth round KO loss to Amir Khan, Zab Judah has filed an official protest with the Nevada Athletic Commission to have the decision overturned.

As he did immediately after the fight, Judah is claiming that Khan’s knockout punch, a right uppercut to the body, was a low blow foul. In addition, Judah has created a video stating that Khan was also guilty of repeated holding and hitting leading up to the knockout. Letters of protest were also forwarded to the IBF and WBA.

Judah lost every round by wide margins leading up to the knockout. However, Super Judah Promotions representative Bill Halkais says the lopsided nature of the bout does not justify how the fight ended.

“We know Zab was behind on the scorecards, but there are numerous examples in boxing history where boxers that were behind came back with a knockout,” he explained. “The fact that Zab was behind has no bearing on whether the low blow was wrong. We still had seven more rounds to fight. Zab still could’ve won, but that opportunity was wrongfully taken away from him.”

The protest video can be viewed below. A link to the six-page protest letter is available HERE.

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I’m sure Joseph Agbeko is having a good laugh about Zab Judah’s protest. The shot was definitely questionable; the ref did stipulate before the bout that anything in that area would be called low. Unfortunately for the Judah, the way he fought before that shot landed will have direct bearing on why this will be ignored. After tasting a few of Khan’s shots, any fire that remained in Judah was gone. He was taking a beating from legal shots, and the final blow in question didn’t appear devastating enough to keep him down for 10 seconds. For most fans, his actions come off as a gamble to escape the fight without a loss, like many feel he did at the end of the Joshua Clottey bout.

If Judah put as much effort in the ring against Khan as he’s doing with this protest, we would have gotten a much better fight.

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