LAS VEGAS – Zab Judah, the main sparring partner of Floyd Mayweather Jr., cautions everyone that his benefactor is raring to make heads turn when he faces Manny Pacquiao on Saturday at the MGM Grand.
“You’d all be surprised with how Floyd’s going to be aggressive,” Judah told Manila-based scribes on Thursday afternoon.
Reports that Mayweather was having difficulties during sparring with southpaws like him were completely untrue.
“Floyd’s not having trouble with nobody,” stressed Judah.
Criticized for being very defensive, Mayweather, 38 the betting favorite in the welterweight unification fight, is eager to prove that he is an offensive-minded fighter as well.
“Floyd is really stronger right now,” said Judah, who put up a gallant stand against Mayweather almost ten years ago.
Judah was called in for his being a lefty like Pacquiao but his role was not to “mimic” the Filipino but to “provide the best left-handed work.”
“He (Mayweather) will shock the world,” added Judah, who was joined in training camp by DeMarcus Corley, another Mayweather victim, who is also a southpaw.
Mayweather kicked off training camp in the first week of March, at around the same time when Pacquiao began his at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.