Floyd Mayweather, Jr Could End Boxing Career in Jail, But Will Remain Undefeated

Leo ReyesAnalyst ISeptember 20, 2010

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

Multiple charges of felony in a domestic violence case against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr could end his flourishing boxing career, but he will remain undefeated as a professional boxer.

The new criminal complaint filed on Thursday added two felony coercion and one felony robbery charge along with one misdemeanor domestic battery and three harassment charges, Today online reports.

Convictions on all eight charges would increase the possible penalty Mayweather could face to 34 years in prison, the report added.

Floyd Mayweather's boxing fans and supporters are saying the charges against the undefeated boxer are minor and won't hold in court and therefore Mayweather will not spend a day in jail.

They cited the tainted credibility of the complainant, Josie Harris, who is Mayweather's former girlfriend and mother of his three children.

In 2003, Harris charged Mayweather of felony domestic violence for allegedly hitting her outside of a Las Vegas nightclub. In the trial by the jury in 2005, Mayweather was acquitted of hitting, kicking, and pulling her hair.

Harris reportedly recanted her allegations while on the witness stand. She said she lied to the police because she was angry and thought Mayweather had left her for another woman.

Mayweather's supporters are saying Josie Harris is not a credible witness the moment she takes the witness stand and Mayweather's lawyers will use this as their argument in court.

Steve Irwin, a writer and commenter on a popular sports website says in his comments about the case, "I'd be amazed if it even gets to court. And if it does, he'll probably walk out on some sort of plea deal."

On the other hand, a number of neutral boxing fans and even some sportswriters think Mayweather could really end up in jail because of multiple violations of the law and based on the testimony of his son and other credible witnesses to the alleged crime.

In his Mlive column, Dave Mayo wrote:He’s in trouble, big trouble, and the detractors Mayweather always despised—the “haters,” who always said it’s his destiny to wind up broke or jailed—have reveled in their I-told-you-so moment.

He may never fight again inside the ring, Mayo added.

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