WBC welterweight champ, Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was scheduled to begin serving his 90-day jail sentence for domestic violence today at the Clark County Detention Center in Nevada, has had his sentence postponed until June 1.
Citing the fighter’s contractual ties to a May 5th bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and the economic impact of not allowing the fight to take place , Mayweather’s attorney, Richard Wright, was able to convince Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa to put off the sentence until the later date.
Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days as part of a plea deal that reduced a possible felony case to the lesser battery, domestic violence charge.
The postponement opens the door for the possible mega-fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, although Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, seemed indifferent to the idea when contacted by members of he media.
“I have no idea about that right now,” Arum told Boxingscene. “I still have to talk to Manny. I was due to talk to him next week. That hasn’t changed.”
Arum is scheduled to fly to the Philippines this weekend to discuss Pacquiao’s fight options which, according to Arum, are limited to four names: Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley, Miguel Cotto, and Lamont Peterson.
The promoter also claims that a doctor examination to check the cut Pacquiao suffered in his bout with Marquez last November would have to be done before making any decisions.
Back when Mayweather was sentenced in December, however, Arum told Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times that the Pacquiao-Mayweather was definitely on the table, but that the jail sentence was the only real impediment. Arum would even tell the reporter that, before the Mayweather plea deal, he was considering the commission of a special 45,000 seat stadium to house the event.
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