Floyd Mayweather Jr. facing eight charges
Unbeaten former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was charged with four felonies and four misdemeanors Thursday after being arrested last week for his alleged involvement in a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend in front of their three children in Las Vegas.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Clark County in Nevada and reported by the Las Vegas Sun, Mayweather faces two felony counts of coercion, one felony robbery count, one grand larceny count and misdemeanor counts of battery domestic violence and harassment.
A criminal complaint that emerged this week alleged Mayweather threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris, that he pulled her hair and threw her to the floor. The complaint said Mayweather was at the home to visit his children and drop off some "tooth fairy" money for one of his children. In the argument with Harris, the complaint alleged Mayweather told Harris he'd make her boyfriend "disappear."
A Clark County spokesman said if found guilty, Mayweather could face a maximum 30-plus years behind bars and fines in excess of $20,000.
The Sun report said Mayweather is due to appear for an initial appearance at Las Vegas Justice Court Nov. 9 -- the same week his rival Manny Pacquiao will fight Antonio Margarito in a Nov. 13 junior-middleweight bout in Texas. That fight served as a replacement bout when Mayweather failed to strike a deal to fight Pacquiao in a super-fight between the sport's top two pound-for-pound fighters.
Attempts to reach Mayweather's spokeswoman and adviser were not immediately successful Thursday. His attorney last week denied that Mayweather had committed any crimes.
-- Lance Pugmire
Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is greeted by two friends after his release from the Clark County Detention Center on Friday. Credit: Isaac Brekken / Associated Press