22 Dec 2011

Mayweather to go to jail

6:19 pm on 22 December 2011

The US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr has been jailed for 90 days by a Las Vegas court after pleading guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2010.

Mayweather was also ordered to pay a fine of just over 3 thousand dollars and complete 100 hours of community service.

Mayweather agreed to a plea deal, meaning he will not have to answer felony charges of beating his ex-girlfriend and threatening two of their children.

Prosecutors said Mayweather's history meant jail time was appropriate.

Mayweather has been told to report to jail on January 6th.

He is facing another court appearance next week on charges of assaulting a security guard outside his home in November 2010 in an argument over parking tickets. He is expected to plead no contest.

His jail sentence means he will be released only two months before a major fight against the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao, scheduled to take place on May 5th.