Report: Floyd Mayweather's Sentence Postponed Until June So He Can Fight May 5

Saturday January 7th, 2012

Floyd Mayweather’s 90-day sentence for misdemeanor assault and harassment charges has been postponed at the last minute until June to allow the boxer to fight May 5, according to TMZ.

The May 5 fight, against an undetermined opponent, is slotted to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather’s attorney reportedly argued that by allowing the fight to occur, the Judge’s ruling would help bring millions of dollars to the city.

Mayweather was expected to turn himself in today following his December plea deal that resulted in a 90-day sentence. Mayweather pleaded guilty in accordance to the deal. As a result, original felony charges the boxer faced were reduced to misdemeanor charges. During the September 2010 incident in question, Mayweather was accused of hitting and threatening his ex-girlfriend and then threatening two of their children (at the time, 10 and 9 years old). The argument occurred because the boxer believed the woman was dating another man.

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