History | Apr 08 2018

On This Day: Floyd Mayweather and Zab Judah unleash chaos in Las Vegas

James Slater looks back on the bad tempered battle between Floyd Mayweather and current sparring partner, Zab Judah
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ON THIS DAY in 2006, at The Thomas and Mack Centre in Las Vegas, friends-turned-rivals Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Zab Judah met, with the unbeaten “Pretty Boy” (as Floyd was known back then, not yet having adopted his “Money” moniker) defending his IBF welterweight crown.

In 2015, Judah and Mayweather came together again, as sparring partners, while Floyd prepared to fight Manny Pacquiao. Some reports suggesting that Judah dropped his old pal with a body shot…

Here’s what we can take as fact about their rivalry: