Floyd Mayweather jailed for domestic abuse
Controversial boxer Floyd Mayweather has been jailed for 90 days by a Las Vegas court after pleading guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, in 2010.
Las Vegas judge Melissa Saragosa also ordered the 34-year-old, who has held world championship titles in five divisions, to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 (£1,600) fine.
The plea deal Mayweather made means that he avoids trial on felony allegations that he hit his former girlfriend and threatened two of their children during an argument at her home in September last year.
Mayweather, currently the WBC world welterweight champion, was told to report to jail on 6 January. Prosecutors said Mayweather's history meant jail time was appropriate.
‘He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well,’ Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich told Judge Melissa Saragosa.
‘Essentially it is because he is who he is and is able to get away with everything. The only thing that's going to get this man's attention is incarceration.’
Mayweather has also agreed to plead no contest next week to a misdemeanour battery charge stemming from an incident involving a security guard in November 2010.
His jail sentence means he will be released only two months before his next scheduled bout on May 5. And agreeing a major fight with Manny Pacquiao on that date seems less likely now with the fighter behind bars.