December 22, 2011- Welterweight fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in a Las Vegas court Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to harassment and domestic violence charges. He received a 90-day sentence, 100 hours of service in the community, a fine of $2,500 and domestic violence counseling for one year.
He will enter jail on January 6 unless an appeal on his part pushes that date back. By pleading the case, Mayweather was able to avoid going through a felony trial on more serious charges. The much anticipated May bout against Philippine Manny Pacquiao looks to be out of the question nevertheless, a bout later in the year could be possible said his representatives.
Mayweather is estranged from his father after they had a disagreement in September while the fighter was training for a bout. Nevertheless, his father said he was worried about him and whether they were getting along or not, it was still his son and he was concerned for him.
Prosecutors claimed at the sentencing that Mayweather was in trouble on a routine basis but had yet to pay for his actions. At the sentencing, he faced multiple felony charges after being accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend and threatening her and their two children in a September 2010 argument.