With a thrilling victory over Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather's next challenge will be outside the ring, as he's set to serve an 87-day jail sentence at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. Mayweather has to report to the Detention Center in less than a month on June 1.
The sentence stems from a domestic violence incident nearly two years ago, when he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children Josie Harris. With charges initially calling for maximum 34-year prison sentence, Mayweather entered a plea of no contest on two harassment charges and reached a plea bargain for a reduced domestic violence charge that resulted in the 87-day sentence.
After his win over Cotto on Saturday, Mayweather addressed the upcoming jail term. Via David Mayo of MLive.com:
"It's just an obstacle that's in my way," Mayweather said. "The only thing I can do June 1st, when I go away, the only thing it will do is make me strong as a person, and next time I'm faced with that situation, approach it in a different way."
With jail time next on the horizon, there's still plenty of mystery over which direction Mayweather and his promoters will go for his next opponent.