Floyd Mayweather Jr. must remain behind bars in the Clark County (Nev.) Detention Center, a judge has ruled, denying the world champion boxer's request to be removed to house arrest.
After being taken into custody to begin his sentence in a domestic violence case, Mayweather "discovered his subjective understanding" of jail conditions "was inaccurate," Judge Melissa Saragosa wrote in a decision Wednesday that voided a scheduled Thursday hearing on the matter. "These facts do not give rise to jurisdiction of this court to modify defendant's sentence."
Saragosa was told by Mayweather's attorneys that the boxer's plan to fight for two more years was in danger because jail deprives him of proper nutrition and exercise. In a 35-page request, the attorneys cited a doctor's report that said Mayweather's caloric intake was one-fifth as much as it was outside jail and that isolation effectively stops him from exercise.
Mayweather began an 87-day jail sentence on June 1 after pleading to domestic battery for a physical confrontation with the mother of his three children.