Jeff Mayweather, uncle of world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. said that his ward had recently defeated sparring partner Zab Judah at a training camp ahead of the super fight against Manny Pacquaio in May.
In an interview with Mlive.com, Jeff said his nephew dominated three 5-minute sparring session in the camp. “Everybody was just hyped because they thought Judah was going to be something different, but Judah was worse than the other guys,” Jeff Mayweather told the reporter.
Elaborating further, he said Floyd might have had something personal against Judah. “He (Floyd) beat the (bleep) out of him (Judah). So then he quit, he let Judah off the hook, because Judah’s got a fight coming up and he messed his eye up.”
But refuting the remarks, Judah immediately posted on Facebook and Twitter “not to believe everything you hear”. The next day, he posted a pictue of himself at a golf cart showing no bruises on his eye as claimed by Jeff, who is in the “Money Team” of Floyd Mayweather.
“If it don’t make Sense Don’t Believe it we too Blessed to worry about Haters Let’em Talk Just Keep Saying My Name!!!”, Judah wrote in his twitter message without mentioning Jeff by name.
Judah, also a left-handed boxer, was tapped as a sparring partner by Mayweather, though Judah lost to Floyd in a 2006 bout in a 12-round unanimous decision.
Critics say Jeff is merely creating hype ahead of the May bout with Pacquiao. He also said in the same interview that he’s seeing a different Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the training camp and described his nephew as a “beast” inside the ring against opponents. “This isn’t the same old Floyd,” he said repeatedly.
Both Floyd Mayweather Jr and his opponent Manny Pacquiao camps are preparing for the Big Fight on May 2 2015 at Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. (47-0-0, 26 KOs) and Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) take on each other at the MGM Grand Arena for the highly-anticipated fight considered one of the biggest fights in boxing history.