Floyd Mayweather Jr released after being jailed in Las Vegas

By on Sep 11, 2010 in Boxing, Sports Comments

Undefeated world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr was released about three hours after being jailed in Clark County Detention Center on Friday.

Mayweather Jr, 33, posted a $3,000 bail after being booked on a grand larceny charge.

The charge stems from personal items which Mayweather Jr allegedly took from his former girlfriend’s house on Thursday morning, including her cell phone.

If convicted, the undefeated boxer will face up to five years in state prison for taking items valued at less than $2,500.

The said incident came after Floyd Mayweather Jr was accused by his former girlfriendJosie Harris for beating her during a heated argument in front of their three children.

Capt. Brett Zimmerman, who oversees the Crimes against Youth and Family Bureau, said Mayweather Jr voluntarily met police for questioning about 9 am on Friday.

However, police cleared that they did not arrest Mayweather Jr for misdemeanor domestic violence because an arrest must be made within 24 hours of the crime.

Mayweather‘s lawyer, Richard Wright, denied Mayweather was guilty of the criminal charges based on allegations by Josie Harris.

But the lawyer said his client would be willing to cooperate with the police in any investigation, if he will be charged of such.

Josie can’t find her iPhone,” Wright said. “We’re attempting to find it or replace it. He did not commit grand larceny. We expect that to be resolved.”

The former No. 1 “pound for pound” fighter as named by Ring Magazine is scheduled for an initial appearance Nov. 9 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Floyd Mayweather Jr at present does not hold a world championship boxing title but has won nine championships in five different weight classes.

However, boxing fans are still very excited to witness a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight which is considered as the richest boxing fight in the history.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao is continuously preparing for his fight with Antonio Margarito on November 13, and will take place at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

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