Less than two weeks in to a three-month jail sentence superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is already complaining about the conditions he’s in and is looking to have a Las Vegas judge remove him from solitary confinement for health-related reasons. According to a motion from the fighter’s legal team, Mayweather is losing muscle tone and may never compete again unless something is done.
Mayweather’s camp has requested he is either moved into general population or placed under house arrest. The defense has argued doing so would be giving in once again, as was the case when Mayweather was given an opportunity to have his time behind bars delayed in order to fight Miguel Cotto last month, and that Mayweather has intentionally allowed his fitness to slide.
The 35-year old’s sentence relates to a domestic battery charge involving an incident with a girlfriend while their children were present. He has had previous run-ins with the law as well, also involving violence in some form.
The judge has not made a decision on how Mayweather’s request will be handled as of this report.