WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather began serving his 87 day jail sentence June 1st for the misdemeanor domestic battery charge he pleaded guilty to back in December.
Apparently Mayweather’s lawyers have requested that the boxer be allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence on house arrest, stating that Mayweather’s health and boxing career are in jeopardy due to the restrictions on his confinement. Here are details:
According to Mayweather’s attorneys, the jail’s “conduct may cause, not just huge financial harm to Mr. Mayweather, but also huge emotional harm if he is no longer able to pursue his boxing career because of the deconditioning he has suffered.”
In the motion, which was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, lawyers say Mayweather’s personal physician, Dr. Robert Voy, visited the jail Friday and was concerned the 35-year-old fighter appeared to have lost muscle tone.
Voy estimated the boxer was consuming fewer than 800 calories a day — a drop from his usual 3,000 or 4,000 calories — and wasn’t drinking enough because he isn’t allowed bottled water and doesn’t usually drink tap water.
While to some the lawyer’s request may seem unfair, but they their claims regarding Mayweather’s health make a good case for his release. It is also worth mentioning that Mayweather’s boxing career has proven to be a great source of income for the state of Nevada and city of Las Vegas specifically. Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa had delayed an immediate ruling on the motion.
Not many expected Mayweather to serve more than half of his sentence anyway, but if he is indeed granted a release to house arrest it will further prove that “Money” rules Las Vegas. Pun intended.