Mayweather sentenced delayed

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t be checking in to the Clark County Detention Center after all — or at least not until June.

The 34-year-old Las Vegas-based boxer—who was supposed to begin serving a 90-day sentence today after pleading guilty in December to reduced domestic violence charges in a September 2010 incident against the mother of two of his children—will avoid jail time until June 1.

Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa said she weighed Mayweather’s contractual obligations for a fight set for May against a yet-to-be-named opponent at the MGM Grand in delaying Mayweather’s sentencing. Mayweather’s lawyer Richard Wright had pleaded for Mayweather to be allowed to fulfill his fight commitments and emphasized the economic impact Mayweather has on Las Vegas with one of his fights.

Mayweather—who earned more than $20 million for his most recent bouts, a controversial victory over Victor Ortiz in September at the MGM and a dominant decision over Shane Mosley in May 2010—had proposed Cinco de Mayo as a possible date for a superfight against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM. But the long-running, back-and-forth antics by both fighters’ camps once again crushed any hopes of a date being set for what would likely be the richest fight in boxing history.



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