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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Released Early From Jail for Good Behavior

August 3, 2012|9:47 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr., five-division undefeated boxing world champion, was released one month early from a Las Vegas jail on Friday.

Mayweather, 35, began his three-month sentence stemming from domestic violence charges on June 1. However, he was released on Aug. 3 from the Clark County Detention Center one month early for reported good behavior, according to TMZ.

An estimated 20 friends were waiting for Mayweather outside of the detention facility, including best friend and rapper Curtins "50 cent" Jackson, the boxer's 12-year-old daughter, Iyanna Mayweather, and his manager, Leonard Ellerbe.

The boxer was forced to serve the sentence after taking a plea deal stemming from a domestic dispute with the mother of his three children who alleged that the boxer pulled her hair and twisted her arm. If Mayweather had not taken the deal, he would have had to undergo a trial and face a possible 34 years in prison if he was convicted, according to USA Today. Still, Mayweather's lawyers tried to end his prison sentence early after his first few weeks behind bars.

Mayweather's lawyer had filed a motion requesting his removal from solitary confinement, where he claimed the boxer could suffer mentally and physically. However, Mayweather was placed away from the general population in the facility for his own protection.

Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa made her decision to deny the motion filed by Mayweather's lawyer Richard Wright in June, despite the lawyer's statements about Mayweather being dehydrated and unable to exercise properly, which could affect his career.

"While the physical training areas and times provided to (Mayweather) may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses," Saragosa wrote in her response to the motion. "The Court finds the alleged dehydration of the Defendant to be self-induced as water is made available to him twenty-four hours a day. The Court further finds the estimated intake of only 800 calories per day is also self-induced as Defendant chooses not to eat the food provided."

Although Mayweather may not have won the judge's favor while serving his sentence, the boxer managed to earn a few accolades while behind bars. Forbes magazine recently named the fighter the highest paid athlete of 2011, while ESPN awarded him with an ESPY for best fighter.

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