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article imageNevada Court sentences boxer Floyd Mayweather to 90 days in jail

By Leo Reyes     Dec 22, 2011 in Crime
Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., was sentenced to 90 days in jail Wednesday by a Nevada court in connection with a domestic violence charges against him in 2010.
Mayweather pleaded guilty in order to reduce the sentence on charges of domestic violence and harassment for which he will serve only 90 days instead of six months in jail.
The 34-year-old boxer will also do 100 hours of community service and a year-long domestic violence counselling aside from paying $2,500.00 fine.
Last year Mayweather was arrested by Las Vegas Police after he punched Josie Harris, his girlfriend and mother of his two children, in a domestic quarrel over her reported relationship with a rising NBA player.
Mayweather's jail sentence will now make it almost impossible to for him to face pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao in May as there won't be enough time for him to train and prepare for the fight when he gets out of jail in early April next year.
Earlier Mayweather made a reservation at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for his May 5 fight. Although he did not mention who is he facing, his pronouncements point to Pacquiao as his next opponent.
Negotiations for the most talked about Pacquiao vs. Mayweather match have failed twice in the last two years due to disagreement on drug testing protocols and purse sharing.
Pacquiao and Mayweather are expected to make at least $60 million each in guaranteed fees in what appears to be the biggest and most lucrative fight in boxing history.
Without Mayweather in his list, Pacquiao is expected to take on either unbeaten Tim Bradley or Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez for a rematch. Both fighters are under Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions.
Arum is expected to announce Pacquiao's next opponent early next year and most likely it will be a choice between Marquez and Bradley.
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