Notes: New date for Judah return likely Oct. 16

Former two-division titleholder Zab Judah, who has been out of the ring since December 2013, will return in February. Alex Menendez/Getty Images

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• Former two-division titleholder Zab Judah, who had his fight against Hevinson Herrera -- scheduled for Friday night -- get canceled, likely will instead return on Oct. 16, promoter Greg Cohen, who recently signed Judah, told ESPN.com. The fight was canceled because Hevinson said he was injured during an altercation with Judah, 37, of New York, at the weigh-in the day before the bout. Judah (42-9, 29 KOs), the former undisputed welterweight champion and a three-time junior welterweight titlist, has been out of the ring since a decision loss to Paulie Malignaggi in December 2013.

• Sauerland Event announced that its 35th anniversary show, scheduled for Sept. 26 at Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin has been postponed because of multiple fighters withdrawing with injuries. "It’s a pity for the boxers who have been training hard in preparation for this event," said Sauerland Event general manager Frederick Ness. "But following the injuries to Tyron Zeuge and Stefan Haertel, and the withdrawal of the opponents for Kubrat Pulev and Enrico Koelling, we have decided to postpone the event. We want our audience to enjoy not only a world class main event but also a high-quality undercard. This is what Team Sauerland is known for and this is what we will continue to deliver. Unfortunately due to the circumstances, this was not possible for Sept. 26.” The card was meant to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Hall of Fame promoter Wilfried Sauerland’s first show in Germany, where he became one of the most significant promoters in European history.

• Heavyweight Andy Ruiz (24-0, 14 KOs), who replaced injured junior welterweight prospect Jose Ramirez in the main event of Top Rank’s card on Sept. 26 (UniMas) at the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, California, last week now has an opponent. Ruiz, 26, who will be fighting for the first time since outpointing former world titleholder Sergei Liakhovich in December (because his handlers kept him out of the ring to work on his conditioning) will face Devin Vargas (18-4, 7 KOs), a 2004 U.S. Olympian now relegated to opponent status. He’s lost three fights in a row by knockout and four of his past five by KO.