when jewelry went missing, Floyd pointed the finger at them.
along with a number of his "people" -- who proceeded to beat the living crap out of them with various weapons, including clubs.
Our sources say the attack was so brutal the men could have easily died. Both men had broken arms and legs and were hospitalized for several days.
We're told the men are adamant they never took anything from Floyd and it appears Floyd realizes that now.
But here's the problem for the champ -- sources familiar with the situation say the attack amounts to attempted murder, mayhem and kidnapping.
We're told the men have retained a lawyer.
We reached out to Floyd's people for comment -- so far, no word back.