LA Times reports — Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. entered jail in Clark County, Nev., Friday, beginning an 87-day sentence for reduced domestic battery charges involving the mother of his three children.
Five-division champion Mayweather (43-0) wore a gray sweatsuit and sneakers in court Friday, saying nothing as a judge informed him he had fulfilled community service requirements. He was then handcuffed and escorted from the courtroom.
“He’ll be all right,” rapper 50 Cent, a friend of Mayweather’s, told reporters outside the courthouse.
Mayweather turned himself in after Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa originally delayed his sentence following his December plea bargain for misdemeanor domestic battery, allowing him to fight and defeat Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto on May 5 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather won by unanimous decision and earned a guaranteed $32 million.
Inside the high-rise Clark County Detention Center, Mayweather is expected, as a high-profile inmate, to spend his time in a solo cell no larger than seven by 12 feet without a television, and have about an hour of exercise time permitted each day, Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell told the Associated Press this week.