American professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has only served 13 days of his 87-day bid for domestic battery, and already wants out. He is guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in front of their children in September of 2010.
In new legal documents, Mayweather has begged the judge to release him from the Clark County Detention Center in Nevada and let him serve his remaining time on house. His lawyers are arguing that his imprisonment is affecting his boxing career.
Dr. Robert Voy, Mayweather’s physician, is insisting that the boxing champ is starving, dehydrated, and has appeared to have lost muscle tone. Voy estimated that Mayweather is now consuming less than 800 calories of food per day in contrast to his usual 3,000 or 4,000.
In addition, Mayweather isn’t getting his customary elite workouts. He is given two 30 minute sessions for exercising and is confined in isolation for the remainder of the day. Mayweather also claims that his 7-by-12 feet cell is too small for pushups and sit-ups.
All of these factors have led his lawyers to determine that prison time is doing “irreversible damage” t his physique and may conclusively end his boxing career. At 35 years old, Mayweather estimates that he only has two years of boxing left in him and won’t be able to bounce back in time.
Too bad prosecutors aren’t buying it. One said: “It’s jail. Where did he think he was going? The Four Seasons?”
Mayweather’s lawyers are asking to either move him to the general jail population (something officials wanted to avoid because of his celebrity), or put him on house arrest. A Las Vegas judge will decide whether to ease his jail conditions or not later this week.
Lawyer Richard Wright said he’s willing to accept the boxer serving his remaining time at someplace other than his Las Vegas mansion. “I’m not looking for special treatment for Floyd Mayweather,” he said. “I’m looking for fair treatment.”
However, prosecutor Lisa Luzaich said no more allowances should be made for Mayweather, especially since his jail surrender date was postponed for months after sentencing so he could fight Miguel Cotto in May.
“That keep chipping away, chipping away, chipping away,” Luzaich said.