Date: 12th February 2000
Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Title: vacant IBF World Super-lightweight Title
Promoted by: Main Events, Cedric Kushner Productions, Dillon Productions Inc
( 21 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 138 1/2 lbs
Jan Piet Bergman
( 38 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 139 3/4 lbs
Judah and Bergman met for the vacant IBF World Super-lightweight Title stripped from Terron Millett by the IBF due to prolonged injury.
Bergman had previously challenged Kostya Tszu for the same title in September 1996, losing by 6th round knockout to the heavy-handed Russian.
Judah started out in dominant fashion, knocking his co-challenger down twice in the first round only for the South African to return the favour in the 2nd round, the first knockdown the unbeaten Judah had suffered as a professional. Judah closed the show in the 4th round, flooring Bergman, prompting referee Steve Smoger to call a halt at 2:50 of the round.
Judah would go on to make five successful defences of the title until he met Kostya Tszu in a WBC, WBA, and IBF unification match which saw the Brooklyn fighter stopped in the 2nd round.