Floyd Mayweather Jr., undisputedly, is one of the best boxers to ever step in the ring. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the best person to hang around.
Can you blame him? Have you seen any interviews with Floyd Mayweather Sr.? He’s an attention-hogging ex-drug smuggler who also happened to be a world-class boxing trainer. His son just happens to be one of the most naturally gifted (read: taught well) boxers to step into the ring, but he’s got a giant personality problem. If it sounds too compelling as a Hollywood movie, it’s only because life is oftentimes weirder than fiction. Mayweather has a reputation as someone who runs hot and doesn’t really know boundaries very well – which is why it surprised no-one that he was arrested for battery last September stemming from an argument with his girlfriend about dating other people. He allegedly hit her in front of their kids.
In court, Mayweather pleaded guilty, and arranged for a plea bargain that eliminated more serious felonious charges of coercion, robbery, and grand larceny. He could’ve been convicted of 34 years in prison if those charges stuck….
…but instead he’ll have to serve 90 days, 2,500 in fines, attend a yearlong domestic violence class, and avoid further arrests in the future. Rumors have been swirling of a potential fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao, and 90 days in prison could put that in jeopardy – but you know what really would have?
A 70-year-old Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally getting out of prison.