April 25, 2011

At this rate, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will not be active in 2011.

With two pending criminal cases in the Las Vegas courts, Mayweather has stayed away from boxing and refused to discuss opponents. Mayweather's last fight took place nearly a year ago, when he won a 12-round decision over Shane Mosley on May 1.

Mayweather's bench trial, over an alleged November incident where a security guard claims the fighter assaulted him, has been kicked over to September 1 in Las Vegas Justice Court. The guard claims Mayweather poked him in the face after a verbal dispute over a parking offense. According to the Las Vegas Sun, the boxer's attorney, Karen Winckler, appeared on his behalf and asked Judge Charles Pane for a continuance.

The matter to be resumed on September 1 is a minor issue compared to the more serious case, which is scheduled for a hearing on Thursday in Clark County District Court. In that case, Mayweather faces eight misdemeanor and felony charges stemming from a September incident with former girlfriend Josie Harris.

Harris claims Mayweather allegedly beat her, issued threats and stole her cell phone during an argument in front of their three children.

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