Mayweather not floored in sparring

Floyd Mayweather’s advisor has dismissed claims the boxer was floored in sparring by Zab Judah.

The unbeaten American has never touched the canvas during his perfect professional career but reports had suggested he was dropped for over 10 seconds during a recent session with Judah, who he defeated on points back in 2006.

Quick to squash the rumors, Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, denied the claims ahead of his huge fight with Manny Pacquiao on May 2.

“False. No. Zab is in camp. Zab is a tremendous fighter – he’s been helping with the preparations along with several other sparring partners,” he told Sky Sports News.

“They are really pushing Floyd, but nothing like that. It never happened.”

Ellerbe also commented on Mayweather’s training regime, revealing the champion hasn’t changed a thing.

“Floyd isn’t doing anything different from how he would normally prepare,” said Ellerbe.

“Floyd is treating this fight and the preparation as business as usual.

“He always prepares and takes every challenge very, very seriously and he prepares at his best for each and every fight. This fight will be no different.

“This has been the most anticipated fight in the history of the sport and eyeballs all across the globe will be tuned in come May 2 to witness this great, great fight.

“But Floyd’s preparations will not change. His approach will be – Manny Pacquiao is just another opponent and he’ll go in there and show all the fans across the globe why he’s been the best fighter for his whole generation.”