Undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. could end up in jail for as long as 34 years if he is convicted on all charges filed against him by Las Vegas police.
The Clark County district attorney's office said Thursday Mayweather Jr has been charged with eight crimes stemming from domestic violence incident that took place in his girl friend's home on Tropical Vine street.
Last Friday, Mayweather was arrested by the Las Vegas police and booked on grand larceny charges but was immediately freed on bail. Court hearing on the case is set for November 9.
"If (the charges) are based upon the same incidents in the (police) report, it seems like it's kind of a bombastic characterization," according to Richard Wright, Mayweather's lawyer. "We'll answer it in court," he added.
Among others, Mayweather, Jr is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfried Josie Harris, with whom he has three children, last September 9. An altercation ensued when Mayweather took hold of Harris cellphone containing private messages from NBA star C. J. Watson.
Harris reportedly admitted to Mayweather she is seeing the Chicago Bulls point guard.
One of Mayweather's children, 10-year-old Koraun, claimed he saw his mother being attacked by his father, Floyd Mayweather Jr, during the heated shouting match with her mother.
lvrj.com reports: "Mayweather asked her if she was sleeping with a man named "C.J." Harris replied, 'Yes, that is who I'm seeing now,'" the report said.
Harris told police Mayweather then grabbed her by the hair and pulled her off the couch, striking her in the head, face, and arms. During the attack, Mayweather yelled, "I'm going to kill you and the man you are messing around with," and "I'm going to have you both disappear," she told police.
She was treated and released from Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center that morning, and filed a temporary protection order against the boxer later that day.
The cases arising from the earlier assault by the millionaire boxer on his ex-girlfriend are pending as prosecutors are still reviewing the cases.
If Mayweather is convicted by the court of any of the criminal charges filed against him, he may not be able to face Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in a dream fight that most boxing fans around the world want to see.
The highly hyped Pacquiao-Mayweather match has been put on hold twice after negotiations fell through in Jannuary and May this year on major issues including drug testing protocol and fight purse splits.
Boxing fans from around the world are looking forward to a Pacquiao-Mayweather match next year, which is billed as the "dream match," but possible negative Nevada court ruling on the cases attributed to the undefeated boxer could stand in the way of this super fight from happening.
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