Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr on Friday avoided jail time until June 1 in a Las Vegas domestic violence case involving an attack on his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010, a development which re-inject him into the sweepstakes with four others who are being considered as the next possible opponents to face Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather’ had been facing a 90-day jail sentence that was slated to begin on Friday, a scenario which threatened his announced plan to return to the ring on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with Pacquiao as the intended target.
Pacquiao already was set to select from either WBA junior middleweight beltholder Miguel Cotto, WBA/WBO lightweight titleholder Juan Manuel Marquez, IBF/WBA junior welterweight beltwinner Lamont Peterson or Peterson’s WBO division counterpart Tim Bradley.
“This is still all very, very confusing to me, but May 5 has never been an acceptable date for Manny, but we will just have to see. I will discuss everything with Manny when I’m there, and we’ll see,” said Arum.
“I don’t see where this advances anything, but I’ll absolutely bring Floyd’s name up, but, I mean, do you think that Manny’s in a vaccuum and doesn’t know what’s happening?”