Mayweather’s complaints dismissed in court
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather’s request that he be released from jail because of the low-quality food and water have threatened his health was denied by a Las Vegas judge who says he should eat and drink what is being given to him behind bars.
Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa wrote in her decision on Wednesday that water has been made available to Mayweather around the clock and the only reason he is not eating properly is because he refuses to eat the provided meals.
Saragosa said Mayweather’s complaints that he is unable to exercise in jail are also unfounded.
“While the physical training areas and times provided to [Mayweather] may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses,” Saragosa wrote.
Ten days after Mayweather turned himself in to begin his three-month sentence, his legal team filed an emergency motion on Monday asking the court to put him under house arrest or move him into the general jail population – something jail officials had avoided in order to protect the fighter.
The motion claimed the undefeated champion might never fight again because he was getting out of shape in solitary confinement.