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Zab Judah Could Face Lamont Peterson under Floyd Mayweather's New Company

Zab Judah hugs Floyd Mayweather after their 2006 IBF welterweight championship bout
Zab Judah hugs Floyd Mayweather after their 2006 IBF welterweight championship boutAl Bello/Getty Images
Justin TateCorrespondent IJuly 31, 2012

Zab Judah has earned a title shot against IBF junior welterweight world champion, Lamont Peterson, with his March knockout of the previously undefeated Vernon Paris (26-1, 15 KO).

Dan Rafael of ESPN reports that Judah (42-7, 29 KO) plans to pursue Peterson, pending a Nevada hearing on whether to strip Peterson of his IBF title due to recent positive drug test results.

Judah recently signed with Floyd Mayweather's new promotional company, TMT (The Money Team), after his promotional contract with Kathy Duva's Main Events ran out.

If Judah can't land a fight with Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KO) as a result of him being stripped, he'll face the next highest-ranked contender in the undefeated Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23 KO) for the vacant IBF title.

50 Cent, Mayweather's best friend and co-owner of TMT, has already received his promoter's license in New York.

With Judah being a popular Brooklyn native, TMT could have Judah headline a fight card at the new Barclay's Center in Brooklyn for his world championship title match.

For more news and analysis, follow me on Twitter @justindavidtate.


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