Former welterweight champion, Zab Judah is said to be awake and his health improving at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, after suffering bleeding on his brain.
Judah was hospitalized Friday night after getting stopped in the 11th round of a fight with Cletus Seldin at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, according to the bout’s promoter Joe DeGuardia.
“Judah is awake, communicating with his family and doctors and making progress.
“Beyond that his family is requesting privacy at this time about his medical condition.”
Zab Judah, 41, is a multiple-time former world champion in two weight classes, having held the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) junior welterweight titles between 2000 and 2004.
He held the IBF Junior welterweight title again in 2011 and was the undisputed welterweight champion in 2005.
His fight with 32-year-old Cletus Seldin was his first in 17 months.