Undefeated champ Floyd Mayweather is seeking an emergency release from jail, and his lawyers are asking that he be allowed to serve the rest of his three month prison sentence under house arrest. The reason? Mayweather says being confined to his cell for 23 hours a day is rapidly deteriorating his health and taking him out of boxing shape. He claims he may never be able to fight again because of it.
Mayweather’s doctor says being in jail for that long without access to working out could do siginificant, irreversible damage to his body, which has been trained to box for over twenty years. This news is fresh on the heels of Tim Bradley’s controversial decision victory over Manny Pacquiao Saturday night. I firmly believe Floyd needs to get back in the ring as soon as possible in an attempt to save whatever face boxing has left after Saturday night’s debacle.