Floyd Mayweather Jr. was expected to turn himself over to Las Vegas authorities on Jan. 6, but his 90 day jail sentence has been delayed five months.
Mayweather is now expected to begin his sentence in June, leaving the sports’ pound-for-pound best available for the highly anticipated super-fight against Manny Pacquiao in May.
When Mayweather was sentenced to jail as part of a plea deal in his ongoing legal troubles, many boxing fans ruled out the possibility of the super-fight taking place in May. According to the earlier schedule, Mayweather could have been incarcerated until April, giving him only a month to train for a May 5 fight.
With Mayweather’s jail sentence postponed, it will be interesting to see if the highly anticipated super-fight against Pacquiao takes place in May. When the boxing world thought Mayweather would be going to jail in January, Arum talked about getting Manny a fight in May, and possibly negotiating for a fight against Floyd sometime in November. When Arum heard Mayweather’s jail sentence had been postponed, he started singing a different song.
“I have no idea about that right now,” Arum told boxingscene.com. “I still have to talk to Manny. I was due to talk to him next week. That hasn’t changed. Right now, we have no idea if he can go in May. He’s supposed to have his cut examined. I’m going over to speak with him regarding his future, and we can go from there… I have no reaction whatsoever, the judge decided what was decided today and I really have no reaction to that.”
At this point, boxing fans are getting tired of Arum’s antics, and it’s up to Pacquiao to step up to the plate and accept the challenge. The Pacquiao camp has accused Mayweather of ducking over the years, but with everything seemingly in place for the super-fight to happen, it’s Manny’s camp that throwing out the excuses.