Over the weekend, Floyd Mayweather Jr. surrendered in a courtroom Friday to begin a three-month jail sentence for attacking his ex-girlfriend in September 2010 while two of their children watched.
AP reports: Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa credited the undefeated five-division champion with attending weekly domestic violence counseling sessions — including one the day of the May 5 fight she allowed him to make — and with beginning to meet community service requirements she imposed in December. The judge then watched as Mayweather was handcuffed and taken away.
The boxer was sentenced back on December 22, after he plead guilty to domestic abuse. Josie Harris, Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children claims the boxer threatened and hit her inside of his mansion while two of their kids — ages 8 and 10 — were watching. One of the boys ended up running and getting a security guard.
Police released a statement on Thursday saying visitation at the jail will be suspended on Saturday for “inmate reclassification and housing changes,” according to ESPN News. Officer Bill Cassell, a department spokesman, said the expected 6am to 6pm lockout was not related to Mayweather’s arrival.
In jail, Mayweather will be segregated for his protection from the other 3,200 inmates in the downtown Las Vegas facility, Cassell said. Mayweather won’t have a TV in his cell, and Cassell said televisions in jail dining areas probably won’t carry the June 9 pay-per-view WBO welterweight fight between Mayweather rival Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden arena.
Mayweather could have about an hour a day out of his cell with access to an exercise yard, Cassell said. Depending on his behavior, the boxer could later get several hours a day for exercise with other inmates also being held in protective custody.