The unbeaten five-division champ is set to surrender today before a Vegas judge who sentenced him for his guilty plea to reduced domestic battery charges in a hair-pulling, arm-twisting assault on the mother of three of his kids in September 2010.
Mayweather’s lawyers, Karen Winckler and Richard Wright, have stated that they don’t plan to seek another postponement.
Mayweather, 35, was initially supposed to start his sentence on January 6, but Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa agreed to let him remain free long enough to fight Miguel Cotto on May 5 in Las Vegas.
The fighter won the bout and got a guaranteed $32 million out of the deal. Cotto was paid $8 million for the fight.
Mayweather’s stay in Las Vegas’ Clark County Detention Center is expected to hamper his ability to get into shape for another fight.
For the first week, Mayweather will be segregated from the other inmates for his protection. He’ll get one hour of exercise time per day outside of his cell.
At the time of his sentencing, Saragosa said she was especially troubled by the fact that Mayweather threatened and hit ex-girlfriend Josie Harris while their two sons, who were 8 and 10 at the time, looked on. The 10-year-old ran out a back door to get help from a security guard in their gated community.
Mayweather’s pending jail term will be capped at 87 days, as Saragosa has already given him credit for three days previously served.
Mayweather also was ordered to complete a domestic violence counseling program, 100 hours of community service, and pay a fine of $2,500.
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