LAS VEGAS — Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was hit Thursday with three more felony charges in a domestic violence case that already had him facing a theft charge.
Clark County District Attorney David Roger significantly raised the ante in the case alleging that Mayweather hit and threatened the life of his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, and threatened to beat two of their children during a pre-dawn argument at the woman’s home a week ago.
Mayweather, 33, is one of boxing’s most recognizable figures, with a record of 41-0 and 25 knockouts. The welterweight goes by the nickname “Money” and earned more than $20 million in May in one fight in Las Vegas against “Sugar” Shane Mosley
Mayweather remained free on $3,000 bail pending arraignment Nov. 9 following his arrest last Friday on a felony grand larceny charge.
Authorities alleged he took cell phones belonging to Harris and two of their children following the altercation. That felony charge carries a possible sentence of five years.
The new criminal complaint filed Thursday added two felony coercion and one felony robbery charge along with one misdemeanor domestic battery and three misdemeanor harassment charges.
Convictions on all eight charges would increase the possible penalty Mayweather could face if convicted of all charges to 34 years.
Mayweather’s lawyer, Richard Wright, told The Associated Press he hadn’t seen the new complaint and declined immediate comment.