Floyd Mayweather Jr., the undefeated American champion (47-0, 26 KOs) was reportedly got knocked out by his sparring partner Zab Judah (former world champion) during a practice last Sunday at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. According to an unnamed source, Judah hit Mayweather with a body shot and down for more than 10 seconds so technically he was knocked out.
“Zab hit Mayweather with a good shot, a left hook to the body, and he went down. To my knowledge Money has never gone down ever. Not in sparring, or in the ring. It’s not unusual for a boxer to get hit hard in training and go down. And Floyd responded well. When he got up, he finished the session. And he beat Zab to a bloody pulp, however he was down for more than a 10 count so technically he was knocked out.”
The unbeaten pound-for-pound king has never been put down in the ring and onlookers at the Mayweather Boxing Club were said to have been astounded by what they saw.
But when asked on Twitter whether the incident took place, Judah said “that’s not true”.
The fight between Zab and Floyd in 2011 shows that Judah scored a knockdown in the second round when Mayweather’s glove touched the canvas. However, referee Richard Steele ruled it as slip.