Super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is about to enter the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, according to a report by USA Today.
The new pound-for-pound king pleaded guilty on Dec. 22 for domestic violence and he was supposed to begin his jail sentence on January 6. However, his lawyer pleaded to move the sentence this summer to let the 35-year-old boxing champion fight Miguel Cotto on May 5 in Las Vegas, a bout in which he emerged victorious. Mayweather earned a minimum of $32 million for that fight while Cotto only got $8 million.
According to USA Today, Mayweather’s cell measures 6 by 10 feet with toilet facilities and 3 meals a day. Each day, the boxer is only allowed 1 hour outside his cell to exercise or watch TV. However, his 87-day jail time could be reduced if he exemplify good behavior.
The authorities are bent on putting Mayweather in isolation for the first week for his own protection. It will be decided later if he can be placed alongside 3,200 inmates.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is currently a five-division world champion, where he has won eight world titles, as well as the Lineal Championship in three different weight classes. He is a two-time The Ring “Fighter of the Year,” winning the award in 1998 and 2007 and also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) “Fighter of the Year” award in 2007 and Best Fighter ESPY Award 2007, 2008 and 2010. His record boasts of zero defeat until now.
Currently, Mayweather is the WBC Welterweight Champion, WBA (Super) Light Middleweight Champion and recipient of the WBC Diamond belt. He also replaced Manny Pacquiao as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites like Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Fox Sports, Yahoo! Sports and About.com.
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