Floyd Mayweather Sentenced to Jail, Pacquiao Fight Not Possible May 2012
It appears that the domestic violence incident for which “Pretty Boy” pleaded guilty to will end up being the reason why the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao mega-fight doesn’t happen in May of 2012 like everyone had hoped.
Instead of failed negotiations being the main reason as to why this fight hasn’t happened in the past, the root of the latest Mayweather-Pacquiao postponement is much different… as will be Money’s lifestyle change beginning January 6th 2012.
Believe it or not, Mayweather has been sentenced to spend at least three months of his life in jail after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges stemming from the incident with his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, and their children. The sentence came after Mayweather’s attorneys negotiated a plea bargain with the prosecution, who agreed to a drop certain charges in exchange for a lighter sentence.
“He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well,” said prosecutor Lisa Luzaich. “Essentially it is because he is who he is and is able to get away with everything.
“He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well. Essentially it is because he is who he is and is able to get away with everything. The only thing that’s going to get this man’s attention is incarceration.”
In addition, Las Vegas judge, Melissa Saragosa, also demanded that Mayweather underwent 12 months of domestic violence counseling, 100 hours of community service and a $2,500 fine.
“Punishment is appropriate,” Saragosa said. “No matter who you are, you have consequences to your actions when they escalate to this level of violence.”
With Mayweather’s release date estimated at the beginning of April, boxing fans can forget about seeing the two best pound-for-pound fighters meet in the square circle in May. Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum told the LA Times that the earliest the two could meet would be in June. Get $50 of Free Picks now, no Obligation!
“That’s Cinco de Mayo and too early,” said Arum.
The Top Rank boss claims that he is currently pursuing plans to build a 45,000-seat venue on the Las Vegas Strip for this fight. He claims that Mayweather’s absence might yield enough time for this project to occur. Maybe this will be a blessing in disguise for Mayweather to clean up his act and become an honorary citizen… or maybe not!