Zab Judah was in attendance for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor last weekend at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but that’ll be the last party he attends – at least for a few months.
The former two-division world champion was sentenced to three months in jail Wednesday by a Queens Family Court judge for failing to pay over $120,000 in back child support payments.
According to a report from New York Daily News, Judah argued that he wouldn’t be able to pay the money he owes if he’s locked up and unable to earn. However, the 39-year-old still came up short when Judge Robert Caloras asked for an amount just above 10 percent of what he owed.
In March 2016, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Judah and promoter Roy Englebrecht for 18 months for providing false licensing documents to show he had no past liens against him, which was not the case. In 2002, while attending a support hearing for one of his infant daughters, Judah was arrested when it was discovered he was wanted by authorities for failing to pay child support for another infant daughter.
Judah is slated to square off against undefeated Azerbaijani Ramal Amanov on October 3rd in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. However, it’s unknown at this time if the fight will continue as scheduled.