I don’t pay attention to boxing very much, but I like to keep tabs on the super mega non-fight that is Mayweather vs Pacquiao. The latest update is that Floyd Mayweather is going to jail for punching the mother of his children several times and threatening to beat the kids as well. This would be the third time he’s been charged with abusing women (not counting another incident his baby mamma later denied), proving that Floyd is a big ol piece of shit.
That didn’t stop the court from only sentencing him to 90 days in jail. And the kicker: he won’t start his sentence until June 1st, specifically so he can go through with a tentative May 5th fight date (against a non-Pacquiao opponent, no less!). Lady Justice, I admire how you dispense equal justice to all. Now here’s Dana White talking about it:
“Nothing surprises me with boxing anymore. Good for Floyd, he must have some damn good lawyers. ‘Let’s let this guy fight and make a few million bucks, then we’ll have him go to jail.’ That’s incredible,”
“What’s strange to me is the Nevada State Athletic Commission wouldn’t even let Chael Sonnen coach “The Ultimate Fighter and that guy cleared up all his problems. He didn’t have a jail date pending and he wasn’t even allowed to coach,” White said on ESPN1100/98.9 FM in Las Vegas.
“Hey listen if these guys can keep milking the public for millions and millions of dollars to put on the fights that nobody is asking to see, why wouldn’t they?” asked White. “When you stop making money, they’ll put on the fights the fans want to see.”
It’s worth pointing out that Floyd and Chael’s situations are slightly different – Chael lied to the commission during a hearing to get his sentence reduced and that’s the key issue with him being persona non grata in Nevada. While commissions have been pretty laid back about allowing fighters with skeezy backgrounds to fight, they are anal about the sanctity of their internal processes. But rubber stamping a POS like Mayweather certainly does put things into an interesting juxtaposition, doesn’t it?