Boxer Mayweather is freed early from jail

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather was released from a Las Vegas jail early yesterday after serving two months of a 90-day sentence for domestic violence.

The undefeated fighter, who goes by the nickname “Money”, walked out of the Clark County Detention Centre in darkness to resume his career.

His lawyers and doctor had warned in court documents that his boxing career might be at risk because jail food and water did not meet his needs and lack of exercise space in a cramped cell threatened his health and fitness.

Mayweather, 35, received about 30 days off his 90-day jail sentence for work time and good behaviour. He did not speak as he got into a blue Bentley sedan just after midnight and drove himself away.

Promoters for Mayweather’s main rival, Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao, plan a fight on November 10 at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas.

Mayweather pleaded guilty last year to reduced domestic battery charges stemming from a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on his former girlfriend, Josie Harris, while two of their three children watched. The plea deal allowed him to avoid trial on felony charges that could have seen him sentenced up to 34 years in prison.