Former world champion Zab Judah has found himself in some unfortunate news and must now serve a jail sentence.
Zab Judah from New York was sentenced on Wednesday in a Queens family court to serve three months in jail after failing to come up with child support payments, the NY Daily News have reported.
According to reports, Zudah owed $120,000 dollars in unpaid child support which he was unable to pay and subsequently a judge gave him jail time.
Judah was recently a sparring partner with old foe Floyd Mayweather prior to Mayweather’s bout with Conor McGregor last weekend in Las Vegas.
A story came out of the sparring at the time that Judah dropped Mayweather ahead of the McGregor fight – but this was quickly denied by Judah himself before the bout.
Following the jail sentence Judah posted the following message for his fans on Instagram:
“Even through the storm Smile I Fear Nothing or no one But GOD #TeamJudah“
This was followed up by this image to accompany the post:
Zab ‘Super’ Judah is as things stand currently scheduled to still box again on October 3rd in Baku against undefeated (10-0) Ramal Amanov.
However following this week’s sentence it is unclear at this time if the bout will be able to go ahead on that date or not.
Zab Judah is a four-time world champion and has captured titles in pro boxing at two different weight classes – sharing the ring with many top names in boxing over the years including the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto.
During his fight with Mayweather he was considered to have given Mayweather one of his toughest assignments of his unbeaten career at the time during the early rounds.
39 year old Judah’s current professional boxing record is 43-9-3KO.