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article imageJudge to Mayweather: 'If you're shriveling up, it's your fault'

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By Layne Weiss     Jun 14, 2012 in Sports
Las Vegas - A Las Vegas judge has denied boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr's request to be released from jail because the low-quality food and water have been making him sick and weak.
Mayweather's lawyer Richard Wright filed an emergency motion Monday to have his 35-year old client finish his sentence under house arrest, The New York Daily News reports.
Wright called Mayweather's condition "inhumane."
According to TMZ, Mayweather begged to be allowed to leave jail claiming to be "dehydrated and malnourished." He said this was taking a toll on his body and jeopardizing his boxing career. He said his doctor was concerned about his "dehydrated appearance, his lack of muscle tone, and his dry mucus membranes."
According to USA Today, Mayweather's doctor, Robert Voy, said he was not drinking enough water because he doesn't like tap water, and doesn't have access to bottled water in jail.
Judge Melissa Saragosa had no sympathy for Mayweather, and instructed him to eat and drink the food and water being given to him in jail, The AP reports.
Saragosa said that Mayweather has access to water whenever he needs it. She also said that he was choosing not to eat the meals provided. Mayweather also complained that he was unable to get adequate exercise in jail, but Saratoga said that "while the physical training areas and times provided to to Mayweather may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses."
Prosecutor Lisa Luizaich laughed at Mayweather's complaints during a hearing Tuesday. "It's jail." She told the court. Where did he think he was going? The Four Seasons?"
Mayweather is currently serving a 3-month sentence for domestic battery stemming from an attack on his girlfriend,The AP reports. He was sentenced on December 22, but was allowed to remain free until after his fight against Miguel Cotto May 5.
Fearing for his safety, jail officials have opted to keep the boxer in a solitary cell, USA Today reports.
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