Floyd Mayweather is taken into custody to begin his jail sentence today in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather surrendered in a Las Vegas court today to begin his 87-day jail sentence. He was handcuffed and taken into custody before Judge Melissa Saragosa.
Mayweather, who fought on May 5 and defeated Miguel Cotto, was sentenced in December 2011 in an abuse case from September 2010. The 35-year-old superstar fighter will likely serve no more than half of his sentence, and will spend his first week separated from the other prisoners at the Clark County Detention Center.
Floyd is still expected to fight again this year, but that could be pushed back into 2013 if a date isn't open, and if he winds up unable to stay in shape as well as he'd like, which is probable, given that he'll only have an hour per day to work out.
Andre Ward actually said something on Twitter that I'm just going to reprint here, because it's pretty much how I feel:
I know a lot of people are happy Floyd is going to jail today, but guilty or not this is nothing to be happy or parade about.
Keep the comments clean.