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Zab Judah is trained by his father Yoel Judah and together they have managed to win five world titles and 40 fights. In addition, Judah recently received a much needed boost. Before his last fight, Judah brought in Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker as an assistant trainer.
As an amateur, Judah often sparred with Hall of Famer and former four-time champion, Whitaker.
Whitaker is one of the best defensive fighters ever and gives Judah a much needed new and experienced voice in his corner.
After losing to Breidis Prescott, Amir Khan dumped then trainer Jose Rubio and replaced him with Freddie Roach.
Roach is arguably the sport’s best trainer; he’s been voted Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America four times. He currently trains the top pound-for-pound boxer in the world, Manny Pacquiao, who often spars with Khan before fights.
Roach also works with current Middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and MMA champions Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre.
Advantage: Yoel Judah has done a magnificent job guiding his son’s career through its peaks and valleys, but there is no comparison here. Even the help of Pernell, Whitaker doesn’t equal the talent that sits in Khan’s corner.
Amir Khan’s greatest advantage in this fight will come from outside the ring. Roach’s ability to create adept game plans and exploit opponents' weaknesses gives Khan the edge here.
Edge to Khan