Zab Judah's Licence Revoked and Huge Fine for Mayweather Melee
By DHB, May 8, 2006
Zab Judah
Nevada State Athletic Commision has revoked Zab Judah's licence and fined him $250,000 US on Monday, for his role in the melee that broke out at last month's fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The Punishment did not end there. Zab's father, Yoel Judah also recieves a suspension and a fine of $100,000 for his role when he became second person to illegally rush into the ring and for striking Mayweather's trainer, Roger Mayweather.

In handing out the ruling Commisioner Joe Brown told Zab: "He did wrong, Roger did wrong and you did wrong," adding, "You took it to an outrageous level by running in there in the end and punching."

This was not the first time Zab had been punished for his actions in a Boxing ring. "You are a recidivist in this state. You've done this before," said Brown. "I believe we've got to punish you greater than anyone else here." Brown was making note of Judah's previous six-month suspension and $75,000 fine in November 2001 for throwing a stool and putting a glove to Referee Jay Nady's chin after being Knocked out in a fight against Kostya Tzsyu.

Zab was somewhat sorry but admits he would do it all again as he stated at the hearing, "I'm sorry for everything that happened. But if I'm ever put in the same situation again where my father is in jeopardy, I'm going to do the same thing again."

The commission also fined Mayweather cornerman Leonard Ellerbe $50,000 and suspended his licence for four months.

Roger Mayweather and the Zab and Yoel Judah can appeal to have their licences reinstated next April.-

From DHB Staff and Wire


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