Shaving several weeks off his 87-day sentence for good behavior, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is set to be released on Friday from the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs), the longstanding WBC world welterweight champion who defeated powerful Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision to acquire the WBA world light-welterweight belt on Cinco de Mayo at the MGM Grand in “Sin City,” has been living in a segregated 7-by-12-foot cell since June 1 for beating his lost sweetheart while two of their children watched in September 2010.
Battling allegedly innutritious food and unacceptable tap water that left The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007 physically, and emotionally, deteriorating, Mayweather plans on immediately doffing a blue jail jumpsuit to restart a grueling training regimen in the squared circle.
“Pretty Boy,” a 1996 bronze medalist who already owned a decent rap sheet from convictions on battery and assault in 2002 and 2005, is an obnoxious blowhard whose insane and frequently racist rants make him a legitimate villain.
Despite his unlikable nature, Mayweather is an utter defensive virtuoso and one of the preeminent pugilists in the annals of prizefighting.
Roger “Pit” Perron is a venerable boxing trainer from Brockton (Mass.) who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training.
Perron contends that Mayweather clearly sits atop the sport of boxing without a close peer.
“Floyd is the best there is today,” said Perron, 75, who worked with International Boxing Hall of Famer Marvelous Marvin Hagler at the Petronelli Brothers Gym. “He can’t be touched.”
It is simply inarguable that “Floyd is the best there is today” and, in all likelihood, Mayweather will reprove that fact against some poor sap of a challenger in the late autumn.