Floyd Mayweather Claims Jail Conditions Could End His Boxing Career, Seeks Release
Lawyers for the undefeated boxing great filed an emergency motion in court on Monday (June 11), asking that he be moved into the general jail population — something that jail officials had avoided out of fear for the celebrity’s safety — or put him in house arrest for the rest of his sentence.
Mayweather’s team claims the conditions he’s subjected to in jail could end his career in boxing, saying the facility “may cause, not just huge financial harm to Mr. Mayweather, but also huge emotional harm if he is no longer able to pursue his boxing career because of the deconditioning he has suffered,” lawyers wrote.
A Las Vegas police spokesman declined to comment on Mayweather’s specific claims to the Associated Press, but said jail administrators were keeping Mayweather in isolation to prevent fights.
A hearing on the motion is set for Tuesday afternoon (June 12).
According to the AP, lawyers said (via the motion) Mayweather’s personal physician, Dr. Robert Voy, visited the jail last week and was concerned that he appeared to have lost muscle tone.
Voy says that the boxer is consuming far less calories than he’s used to, and is not drinking enough water because he isn’t allowed bottled water and doesn’t usually drink tap water. He is allowed out of his cell for 30 minutes, twice a day in the administrative segregation unit. His cell, no larger than 7-by-12 feet, has barely enough floor space for pushups and situps.