By Edward Chaykovsky
According to uncle Jeff Mayweather, WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. gave Zab Judah a one-sided beatdown during a recent sparring session.
Jeff says he was present when the two boxers sparred for three lopsided five-minute rounds last week. Mayweather is preparing his May 2nd mega-match with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Judah is one of the many sparring partners that Mayweather is using in his camp. He previously fought, and beat, Judah in 2006.
"Just beat the sh*t out of him. He beat Judah so bad, Judah was scared to let his hands go. Everybody was just hyped because they thought Judah was going to be something different, but Judah was worse than the other guys," Jeff Mayweather said to David Mayo of Mlive.com. "It seemed like Floyd had something personal against him. He beat the sh*t out of him. So then he quit, he let Judah off the hook, because Judah's got a fight coming up and he messed his eye up.
"In the second round, Judah didn't have nothing left. He's in shape. He's got a fight coming up. But the thing is, Floyd, he's on a different level right now. It may be just his mind, and all the bullsh*t he's been dealing with with Manny over the years. Obviously, he's taken that in some kind of way, and I mean, he's punishing these guys."
Besides Judah, Jeff says Mayweather is demolishing just about every person who gets in the ring for sparring.
"The kids, early in camp, they don't care that he's Floyd Mayweather," he said. "They want to prove something. They've proved something, all right. They're getting destroyed. He's annihilating everybody. He's a beast. This isn't the same old Floyd."