Monte Barrett likes Zab Judah's chances

Monte Barrett has known Zab Judah for practically forever and while I think it's fair to note that Barrett could be biased, because he's friends with Judah, the heavyweight did tell NYFightbog that he thinks Judah is on message, and ready to rock tonight at Barclays Center.

Barrett, age 41, has been on the phone a lot with Judah, the 35-year-old Brooklyn-born hitter who makes Las Vegas his home and challenges light welter champ Danny Garcia this evening. Barrett told me Judah has been talking the right way, with some humility, and with more insight than he's shown at times in the post. Since the main knock on Judah is his mental makeup, not his talent -- he still has blazing hands -- you might want to factor this Barrett tidbit into your prediction.