Roger Mayweather fined, suspended

April 14, 2006 at 6:14 PM
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LAS VEGAS, April 14 (UPI) -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission has fined Roger Mayweather for his part in a brawl during his nephew's IBF welter-weight title fight last Saturday.

Mayweather jumped in the ring after Zab Judah connected on a hard low blow at his fighter, Floyd Mayweather Jr., late in the 10th round. The blow caused Mayweather Jr. to double over in pain.

During the melee, Judah's trainer and father, Yoel Judah, threw a right hand at Roger Mayweather.

Roger Mayweather was fined $200,000 and suspended for one year, the International Boxing Federation said Friday.

The commission held both fighters' purses after the bout. Mayweather Jr., who won with a unanimous decision, has received his guaranteed $5 million, but Judah's money remains on hold.

Reports say several members of Judah's camp also face major suspensions, fines and possible further action by a court of law once there is a frame by frame investigation of video tape of the incident.

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