Floyd Mayweather Jr. sentenced to 90 days in jail
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced domestic violence battery and harassment charges before a Las Vegas judge. He was told to report to jail on Jan. 6.
Judge Melissa Saragosa also ordered Mayweather to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine.
The plea deal avoids trial on felony allegations that he hit his ex-girlfriend and threatened two of their children during an argument at her home in September 2010.
The conclusion of Mayweather's criminal case helps promoters move forward with plans to stage a super-fight next year between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, told The Times' Lance Pugmire on Tuesday that Mayweather's legal case has created uncertainty because of a possible trial date and how much jail time he could serve if convicted.
Arum said a likely date for the mega-fight between the sport's top two fighters would be in June. Arum said he's pursuing the idea of building a 45,000-seat venue on the Las Vegas Strip near the Wynn and Venetian properties. Arum said the additional time will assist the construction plan, even though Mayweather's advisor previously said he's cleared May 5 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas for a fight date against Pacquiao.
"That's Cinco de Mayo and too early," said Arum of the May 5 date; he added that fight talks won't take place during the holiday break.
-- Houston Mitchell
Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr. originally faced multiple felonies for an alleged attack against his girlfriend in September 2010. Credit: Isaac Brekken / Associated Press.