It looks like former multi-division world champion Zab Judah will have to wait a little longer before climbing into the ring to resume his career.
Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) was slated to face Juan Carlos Salgado in the main event of a card to be televised on CBS Sports Network, but according to a Tuesday report from ESPN, Salgado withdrew from the contest when he injured his ankle in training.
“Salgado has pulled out with an ankle injury. He sent valid medical documentation,” promoter Greg Cohen told ESPN. “On such short notice it’s essentially impossible to find a suitable replacement. We are working with the venue and the network to reschedule as soon as possible.”
Promoters were unable to find a replacement for Salgado (26-5-1, 16 KOs) in time to keep the card afloat. As of this writing, the severity of Salgado’s injury is unclear, and it is unknown whether he will be the opponent for Judah’s rescheduled return.
According to various Tuesday reports, the entire card has been scrapped, marking the second time since the summer that a Judah fight has been canceled on short notice. Judah has not fought since losing a unanimous decision to Paulie Malignaggi in December 2013.
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