Mayweather goes to jail, Pacquiao fight on hold

On Wednesday, top boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced to 90 days in a county jail after pleading guilty to several charges that stemmed from a September 2010 incident involving his ex-girlfriend and their two children, the charges include battery, domestic violence and harassment.

Mayweather’s plea deal helps him avoid trial on felony allegations and reduces his jail sentence. Judge Melissa Saragosa who ordered Mayweather to serve 90 days in jail also ordered Floyd to complete 100 hours of community service and to pay a fine of $2,500.

This jail sentence could be another roadblock for the super-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.. Floyd and his people already reserved the date of May 5, 2012 for his next fight, many boxing fans were curious if the opponent would be Manny Pacquiao, but Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum rejected the offer of a May 5th fight stating that a June date would be much better and would give them time to help build a temporary 45,000 seat outdoor facility to accommodate the fight in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. must report to jail on January 6, 2012.