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Boxer Mayweather Jr given jail term

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery, domestic violence and harassment charges.

Las Vegas judge Melissa Saragosa also ordered the 34-year-old, who has held world championship titles in five divisions, to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a 2,500 US dollar (£1,600) fine.

The plea deal avoids trial on felony allegations that he hit his ex-girlfriend and threatened two of their children during an argument at her home in September 2010.

Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich told the judge Mayweather has been in trouble before and has not been punished.

Lawyer Karen Winckler had argued that the public would benefit more if Mayweather performs 100 hours of community service with children.

She said she is considering an appeal.

Mayweather, who is currently the WBC world welterweight champion, was told to report to jail on January 6.


From Belfast Telegraph