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Floyd Mayweather has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges.
The boxing champion, who has a perfect 42-0 ring record and has dodged jail in previous domestic violence cases in Las Vegas and Michigan, was sentenced on Wednesday.
The case stemmed from a hair-pulling, punching and arm-twisting argument with his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris while two of their children watched in September 2010.
“Punishment is appropriate,” Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa said after a prosecutor complained that Mayweather has been in trouble before and hasn’t faced serious consequences.
“No matter who you are, you have consequences to your actions when they escalate to this level of violence,” she said.
Good behavior could knock several weeks off Mayweather’s sentence. but he will likely serve most of the sentence set to begin Jan. 6, said Officer Bill Cassell, a Las Vegas police spokesman.
Mayweather and his manager, Leonard Ellerbe, declined comment outside the courtroom.
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