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Mayweather avoids jail for now, eyes Pacquiao, Alvarez, Guerrero bouts

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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.

The foursome are to be presented as options on or after January 10 by Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, and his advisor, Michael Koncz., in his native Philippines.

“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?”

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