[BOXING] Mayweather Wasting Away In Jail, Seeks House Arrest Alternative
STUDIO MMA, VENICE, CA – According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s attorneys have filed a motion asking that the pound-for-pound prize fighting great be allowed to completed the remainder of his 90-day sentence under house arrest. He has completed just 12 days of the sentence so far. The LVRJ reports:
The boxer is being segregated from the general population and confined to his cell 23 hours a day in a locked-down section populated by felony defendants, [attorney Richard] Wright said. And in the hour each day Mayweather is allowed in a recreation area, he is alone and unable to use training facilities.
The motion further contends that the confinement threatens to bring a premature end to Mayweather’s remarkable undefeated run in professional boxing.
The 35-page motion, which included affidavits from Mayweather’s co-manager, Leonard Ellerbe, and personal physician Dr. Robert Voy, stated that if Mayweather remained in jail, it would threaten his career. He had planned on fighting for at least two more years, according to the motion.
Voy, through a court order, examined the boxer for 90 minutes on Friday, while jail medical staff observed.
“Medical opinion shows that CCDC administrative segregation threatens to end or shorten Mr. Mayweather’s boxing career,” the motion said.
Voy determined Mayweather is consuming less than 800 calories a day. He is eating fruit, bread and energy bars bought at the commissary. Under his normal daily training routine the boxer consumes between 3,000 and 4,000 calories.
Voy also investigated Mayweather’s ability to exercise. He found Mayweather has no room to exercise in jail, and he is not allowed to use the training areas because he is in isolation.
“After examining Mr. Mayweather, Dr. Voy was concerned with Mr. Mayweather’s dehydrated appearance, his lack of muscle tone and his dry mucus membranes,” the motion said.
Mayweather was convicted of beating his ex-girlfriend in front of their children in September 2010.
Right or wrong, this jail term, if it is indeed injuriously restrictive, could have a tremendous impact on Mayweather’s legacy and pocketbook.
Assuming the judges get it right in the Bradley-Pacquiao rematch, how badly do you want to see Manny and Floyd go to war? If you’re the judge, do you make an exception for house arrest in this case?