As inmate No. 1363917 at Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will not be allowed to see be able to see Manny Pacquiao’s pay-per-view fight Saturday night against Timothy Bradley.
Mayweather has no access to a television, telephone or computer while incarcerated in a small jail cell where he has been for a week to serve 87 days for a domestic violence case.
He has received an abundance of mail since someone posted his inmate number and address on Twitter, Las Vegas police officer Bill Cassell said.
Jail mail is screened, and Cassell told The Associated Press that some photos to Mayweather have been confiscated as “inappropriate.”
“He’s gotten some mail and a couple of books. There has been some contraband that has been stopped,” Cassell said. He wouldn’t describe the photos in detail.
As a high-profile inmate, he’ll be kept separate from the other 3,200 inmates in the high-rise Clark County Detention Center, Cassell said.
“We don’t want to have an opportunity for someone who wants to make a name for himself to challenge him,” the police spokesman said.
Mayweather has been getting a little more than 30 minutes twice a day in a couple of barren recreation areas in the administrative segregation unit, Cassell said. His cell, no larger than 7-by-12 feet, has barely enough floor space for pushups and situps.
Mayweather surrendered June 1 in a Las Vegas courtroom to serve up to 87 days in the county jail for attacking his ex-girlfriend in September 2010 while two of their children watched.
Mayweather pleaded guilty in December to misdemeanor domestic battery and no contest to two harassment charges stemming from a 5 a.m. attack on Josie Harris, the mother of three of his children. Harris, who was 30 at the time, was treated at a hospital for minor facial injuries and a sore left arm.
The plea deal allowed Mayweather to avoid trial on felony charges that could have gotten him up to 34 years in prison if he was convicted. Prosecutors dropped felony robbery, coercion, and grand larceny charges stemming from allegations that he threatened his two sons and took two cellphones.
The judge sentenced Mayweather on Dec. 22, then allowed him to remain free long enough to make a May 5 fight and a guaranteed $32 million against Miguel Cotto.