Mayweather dodges bullet
LOS ANGELES - Unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, already facing three months in jail, pleaded no contest on Friday to a misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation with a security guard.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the plea was part of a deal Mayweather had reached with prosecutors. He paid a $1000 (R8038) fine.
On December 21, Mayweather was sentenced to three months in jail, to begin on January 6, after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges. Las Vegas judge Melissa Saragosa also ordered Mayweather to complete 100 hours of community service and fined him $2500. The guilty plea, and no contest plea to two harassment charges, ensured the 34-year-old fighter won't go to trial on charges he hit his ex-girlfriend and threatened two of their children during an argument 15 months ago.
Mayweather's plea on Friday took care of the last criminal charge he faced. He was accused of poking a security guard in the face as they argued over the fighter's parking violations.
Mayweather stopped fellow American Victor Ortiz in the fourth round in September to win the WBC welterweight title. He plans to fight again on May 5 in Las Vegas against an unnamed foe.