Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is scheduled to turn himself in on Friday to begin his sentence for domestic battery and harassment charges stemming from a 2010 incident involving his girlfriend Josie Harris, reports the IndyStar.
Mayweather was mandated to surrender himself at 10:30 am PDT.
The 35-year-old’s legal problems began in the fall of 2010 when he and the mother of his three children battled over a cell phone which resulted in his pulling her hair and twisting her arm. The pair’s antics were witnessed by the couple’s three young children, one of whom ran to get help from his gated community’s security guard.
Now Mayweather will spend time in a cell that is even teenier than a boxing ring with floor space just big enough to do sit-ups. Officials at the Clark County Detention Center will segregate Mayflower from the other 3,200 inmates for at least his first week for security purposes.
Reportedly, the institution is sans a pay-per-view channel, so Mayweather will miss the highly publicized June 9, WBO welterweight fight between his nemesis Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley.
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When Mayweather was first sentenced in December, the presiding judge allowed him to remain free so he could prepare for his Miguel Cotto bout in Las Vegas on May 5. Mayweather was victorious and the fight garnered him a whopping $32 million while Cotto received $8 million.
Regarding his present legal quagmire, if Mayweather’s attorney’s had not negotiated a plea deal, he would have received 34 years in prison if convicted on all accused counts.
Mayweather was also ordered to complete a yearlong domestic violence counseling program, 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine. He received a credit for serving three days in jail and will only be required to stay another 87 days for his crime.
He can get out sooner for good behavior.