Boxer Floyd Mayweather's request that he be released from jail because the low-quality food and water have threatened his health, has been rejected by a Las Vegas judge.
Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa said he should eat and drink what is being given to him behind bars.
She said water has been made available to Mayweather around the clock and the only reason he is not eating properly is because he refuses to eat the provided meals. Mayweather's complaints that he is unable to exercise in jail are also unfounded, she said.
"While the physical training areas and times provided to (Mayweather) may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses," she wrote in her judgment.
A mere 10 days after Mayweather turned himself in to begin his three-month sentence, his legal team filed an emergency motion asking the court to put him under house arrest or move him into the general jail population - something that jail officials had avoided to protect the celebrity fighter.
The motion claimed the undefeated champion might never fight again because he was getting out of shape in solitary confinement.
The 35-year-old fighter pleaded guilty last year to reduced domestic battery charges stemming from an attack on his former girlfriend while two of their children watched.
The plea deal allowed him to avoid trial on felony charges that could have earned him up to 34 years in prison if he was convicted. Mayweather was sentenced on December 22, but was allowed to remain free long enough to make a Cinco de Mayo weekend fight.
His personal physician, Dr Robert Voy, visited the jail and determined the fighter had lost muscle tone. Dr Voy estimated Mayweather was consuming fewer than 800 calories a day instead of his usual 3,000 or 4,000 calories. He also was not drinking enough because he was not allowed bottled water and does not enjoy tap water.
Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich scoffed at the complaints during a court hearing. "It's jail," she said. "Where did he think he was going? The Four Seasons?"
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