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Floyd Mayweather Jr. denied request to serve remainder of sentence at home

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be forced to stay behind bars after his request to serve the remainder of his three-month domestic violence sentence under house arrest was denied by a judge on Wednesday.

Mayweather’s attorney Richard Wright filed an emergency motion seeking the champion boxer’s sentence be modified to include house arrest because Mayweather is dehydrated, losing weight and unable to maintain his training routine (oh, I’m sorry; I thought you knew he was supposed to be in prison) and that his conditions at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas were “inhumane.” And we’re guessing “inhumane” doesn’t mean “no manis/pedis.”

Furthermore, Mayweather’s legal team argues that his time in jail is jeopardizing his career. The judge obviously called those claims bogus. Here’s the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Wright argued the boxer is being treated differently because Las Vegas police have isolated him because of his celebrity status. Wright proposed several sentence modifications, which included full-term house arrest or serving three days a week in the jail and the remainder on house arrest.

Mayweather lives in a 12,000-square-foot mansion in the ritzy Southern Highlands development, which sports a walk-in closet bigger than his jail cell.

Oh, the humanity!

“I’m not looking for special treatment for Floyd Mayweather,” Wright said. “I’m looking for fair treatment.”

The good news for Mayweather, if his sentence actually does hurt his career, is that in boxing you don’t even need to be the better fighter to win anymore.

H/T Deadspin
Photo: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Floyd Mayweather Jr. might not get to watch Manny Pacquiao fight on Saturday

Now that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his perfectly pedicured toes are serving his 90-day jail sentence, he’s being treated like any other inmate at the Clark County Detention Center. That includes no special TV privileges, meaning Mayweather won’t get to watch his favorite enemy Manny Pacquiao‘s fight with Timothy Bradley this Saturday.

“I am not going to say that he absolutely won’t be able to watch it because it’s in the future,” Bill Cassell, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said, according to Game On!. “However, nothing special is being done to provide this television program or any other program in the jail. We don’t plan on having pay-for-view in the jail. Now, if ESPN or some other channel runs a repeat, he may be able to view it then.”

If Pacquiao bests the underdog Bradley, it still keeps alive whatever glimmering hope there is left for a megafight to take place between Mayweather and Pacquiao. Both say they would like to see each other in the ring, despite making almost every possible lame excuse to not go through with it.

But with Mayweather in jail for the next three months, at least he can’t duck away from fighting Pacquiao like he usually does by scheduling a bout with, like, Antonio Margarito or anybody else not named Manny Pacquiao.

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Floyd Mayweather got a pedicure day before heading to jail (Picture)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. spent his last day before going to jail doing the most Floyd Mayweather Jr. thing possible: he got a pedicure at home.

The undefeated boxer is scheduled to surrender for his three-month jail sentence on Friday. Mayweather was credited for 3 of his 90 days served, so he’s likely to be locked up for the next 87 days.

Mayweather probably won’t be able to enjoy the finer things in life — you know, like brand new Bentleys and $50,000 iPods — while he’s behind bars, so he had to soak it all in on Thursday.

As much as I may question a man getting a pedicure, I understand his desire to pamper himself before surrendering. Think about it — Floyd is going from a luxury mansion to this tiny cell.

Floyd Mayweather comes out in support of gay marriage

Manny Pacquiao has created quite a hullabaloo this week after his inner-Mitt Romney came out when he reportedly said he was against gay marriage. It was a stance that even got him temporarily banned from (cue dramatic music) The Grove shopping center in L.A.

Naturally, Floyd Mayweather has now put in his two cents for the same-sex marriage conversation and, shocker, has taken the polar opposite position of his arch enemy. And, for a second, you might think, “This is nice. He’s using his celebrity to promote equality for all.” But then you’ll realize this is Floyd Mayweather and he is merely just fanning the flames of his contentious rivalry with Pacquiao and once again trying to make him look like the bad guy. If only these two could just settle their differences with some sort of fight. Oh, right.

Here’s Mayweather’s decree on Twitter, and although he didn’t mention Pacquiao, his intentions were quite obvious:

So, to recap, Floyd Mayweather: racist, but definitely not homophobic. Good to know.

Photo credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Ex Josie Harris says she and Floyd Mayweather tried running each other over in cars, pulled guns on each other

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is headed to jail for 90 days next month after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges related to a September 2010 incident with ex-girlfriend Josie Harris. The fight stemmed from Mayweather’s anger over Harris dating NBA player C.J. Watson. The details of Floyd’s violence allegedly included hair-pulling, punching, arm-twisting, and threats to beat their sons. According to Harris, that was just a sample of all the nastiness that went on between them.

Harris and the mother of 50 Cent’s 15-year-old son gave an interview to Mommy’s Dirty Little Secret where they each talked about their exes. Both answer a few bedroom-related questions, and talk about how their exes are as fathers. But the notable parts of the interview are Harris’ description of her “volatile” relationship with Floyd.

“Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a d***,” she told Mommy’s Dirty Little Secret. “I have forgiven him, I’m over it. I did my s***. I’ve hit him over the head with a Tonka truck when I found out he was cheating on me. We had a pretty volatile relationship. Anyone who knows us, knows that. For him to put another ring on another chick’s finger, then come over to my house and try to control me and who I’m having sex with (C.J. Watson)… I mean that’s just him. She ain’t the only one that got a ring. He the ring master, there’s a couple people that got a ring. He’s just about that life. I didn’t deserve the abuse, my kids didn’t deserve to see that. We have gotten into to it before but what was most disturbing is that my son had to get help for me because had no idea how long it was going to last. Floyd’s bitch-a** friend was watching the whole time as he put his hands on me, he even tried to block my kid from leaving.

“Our relationship was very passionate with an incredible love but it was volatile. We tried running each other over with cars, pulling guns on each other… Crazy s***!”

Harris apparently is writing a book, so it’s no surprise to see her whet the appetites with some juicy quotes. The woman is connected to an extremely wealthy and controversial person and trying to make her money off of him. But you know what? People will want to hear what she has to say about Floyd regardless of her money-making motives. Oh, and is anyone surprised by her description of their relationship?

H/T Black Sports Online

Justin Bieber carries Floyd Mayweather’s title belts to ring (Picture)

There were rumors all day Saturday that Justin Bieber was going to accompany Floyd Mayweather Jr. to the ring for his fight with Miguel Cotto, and that proved to be true. The singer and entertainer carried Mayweather’s title belts to the ring in one of the most awkward pairings we’ve ever seen. Rapper 50 Cent also accompanied Floyd to the ring as usual, but Bieber just didn’t seem to fit in.

As you can see in the picture above on the right, Bieber also joined Floyd in the ring to celebrate the win. Yup, Bieber, Lil’ Wayne, 50 Cent, and Floyd. The strange thing is Beiber is not the most awkward member of Floyd’s entourage we’ve ever seen. That award goes to this man.

Floyd Mayweather explains why he ditched the ‘Pretty Boy’ nickname

Floyd Mayweather Jr. used to be known as “Pretty Boy” Floyd, but somewhere along the line his nickname changed to “Money” Mayweather. I’m not sure when that happened, but we now know why.

“The nickname ‘Money’ came from when I was joking and throwing money into the camera, so it stuck with me,” Mayweather explained during a media day last week. “You can’t be a 35-year-old man calling yourself ‘Pretty Boy.'”

Alright, so that makes sense. There are plenty of people who ditch their childhood nickname for a “grown up” name when they get older, and I guess Floyd is no exception.

We know there’s at least another famous person who agrees with this approach.

Cedric the Entertainer did an entire bit on “The Original Kings of Comedy” about being too old to call someone “Delicious.” It’s true — you can’t be calling for your friend down the street and yelling out “Delicious!” That stuff only flies when you’re 15, not 35.

As for the original nickname, there is some confusion regarding its origin. Although he is extraordinarily vain, Floyd never called himself “Pretty Boy.” He actually got the nickname when he was coming up as a boxer because people noticed he always emerged from his fights without any cuts or bruises.

As for the “Money” nickname, well, we know he embraces that.