Floyd Mayweather avoids jail time till June, free for spring fight
A Nevada judge Friday delayed Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s sentence for a domestic violence conviction, thus freeing the undefeated boxing champion to go ahead with a possible fight in May.
Mayweather, 34, pleaded guilty last month to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges in a case involving an attack in September 2010 on his ex-girlfriend. He was supposed to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence Friday.
But a judge said she considered Mayweather's contractual obligations to the fight set for May 5 in Las Vegas against an as-yet unnamed opponent.
What is unclear is whether Mayweather’s postponed jail time will open the way for a mega-fight this spring with Manny Pacquiao.
-- Barry Stavro
Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press