Lawyers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. petitioned the court early this week to release their boxing champion over claims that his body was deteriorating behind bars, a request the judge overseeing his case denied on Wednesday.
Mayweather Jr. told the court that he was dehydrated and not receiving the calories he needs to stay in top shape, however the judge noted that Floyd has access to water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and that he has been turning down much of the food offered to him.
Floyd had hoped to serve out the rest of his prison term at home under the watchful eye of an ankle bracelet, however he will now remain behind bars for his full 3-month sentence.
In the official court document the judge says Floyd Mayweather Jr’s problem is “self-induced as water is made available to [Floyd] twenty-four hours a day.”
When his lawyers brought up the fact that the world-class level boxer can not properly train for upcoming boxing events from his prison cell the judge noted:
“While the training areas and times provided to Floyd may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses.”
At 35-years-old Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t have the same ability to maintain his body that he once had, his claims of losing his top-notch physique and ruining his career may for that reason be true. On the other hand perhaps the champion boxer shouldn’t have attacked his ex-girlfriend in front of their two children.