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Mayweather set for stint behind bars

ASSAULT: Mayweather (left) at court as his manager Leonard Ellerbe adjusts the boxer's tie

WELTERWEIGHT WORLD champion Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has been sentenced to 90 days in prison after pleading guilty to domestic charges that arose from assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

The unbeaten five-weight world champion pleaded guilty to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges.

Mayweather, 34, must also complete 100 hours of community service and pay a fine of £1,600 after admitting that he struck former girlfriend Josie Harris, twisted her arm, pulled her hair and threatened their two children in September 2010 after Harris told him she was dating another man.

At the Clark Country District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada, prosecutor Lisa Luzaich said:

"He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well. Essentially it is because he is who he is and is able to get away with everything.

"The only thing that's going to get this man's attention is incarceration.”

Mayweather’s sentence begins on January 6.

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