Floyd Mayweather: Jail Time Is Exactly What Boxing's Best Fighter Needs

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIDecember 23, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17:  Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks at a post-fight news conference after he defeated Victor Ortiz to win the WBC welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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When you are 42-0 in the ring and one of the biggest sporting attractions in the entire world, it can be a little easy to get cocky.

That's exactly what Floyd Mayweather Jr. is; cocky.

It's that attitude that has most of the world hoping for somebody to step into the ring and beat him to a pulp.

It's the reason everybody wants Mayweather to face off against Manny Pacquiao.

To be blunt, Mayweather is a punk and he is finally going to pay for it.

Money Mayweather has been sentenced to spend 87 days in county jail after assaulting the mother of his three children.

As a fan of boxing, the news is a big letdown.

There was strong speculation and rumors that a fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao could have been scheduled as early as May.

Now, it appears that if the fight does ever happen, it won't be until late in the year.

However, this news may be exactly what Mayweather needs.

This is a man who has tried to live above the law for quite some time. His arrogance has led him to believe that he was rightful and more deserving than the average person.

Hopefully this sentence will knock him down a couple notches.

Mayweather has been acquitted for domestic violence and harassment charges in the past. It's about time he gets what he deserves.

This sentence needs to be a reminder to Mayweather that he is human.

After three months, maybe we'll see a different guy.

Then, hopefully, we'll get to see him take on Pac-Man.