Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Asks for Release From Jail, Saying He May Never Fight Again if Not Let Out

Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Asks for Release From Jail, Saying He May Never Fight Again if Not Let OutMost people sentenced to a jail term don't get to wait until they've fought in their most recent multi-million-dollar bout to start it.

They also don't get to leave early if being locked up has them feeling a little ill.

But that's reportedly what boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his lawyers are seeking. Mayweather's legal team filed an emergency motion 12 days into his three-month sentence, asking that the rest of his domestic battery term be served at home, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Mayweather is under "inhumane conditions," and he is physically deteriorating to the point that he may never fight again, lawyer Richard Wright said in the motion, according to the Review-Journal.

Mayweather is in his own cell due to his celebrity status, keeping him away from the general jail population, but that separation also puts him among felons in a lockdown section, according to the report. He has to stay in his cell 23 hours a day, and in his free hour he is not allowed to train. Others serving similar sentences would have access to those privileges.

"Administrative segregation threatens to end or shorten Mr. Mayweather's boxing career," the motion reportedly said, noting that a doctor "was concerned with Mr. Mayweather's dehydrated appearance, his lack of muscle tone and his dry mucus membranes."

After being sentenced to 90 days in jail in September 2010, Mayweather finally started his sentence on June 1, 2012.

Prosecutors are expected to turn down the request, although it does appear to being a bit more than Mayweather missing his customized training and silver spoon.

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