Boxer Floyd Mayweather surrendered in an Las Vegas courtroom today to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence for domestic violence. The very sentence Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa allowed him to delay to make that May 5th fight with Miguel Cotto.
Here are my thoughts on that delay in case you missed it.
Curtis Bunn at AtlantaBlackStar.com takes on boxing for NOT taking on Mayweather:
Sadly, boxing did nothing. No admonishment. No suspension. Nothing. So it’s no wonder that after all that, when he leaves the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas near the end of summer, he will have actually augmented his stature, his “street cred,” among many who deem it some warped mark of proud distinction to have been locked up.
Bunn also dissects Mayweather’s absurd comparisons between himself and Muhammad Ali. Bunn writes:
Ali once went to jail, too. And that’s where the comparisons should end, for Ali stood for something, whether you agreed with his position or not.
Read more of Bunn’s take-down of the current state of boxing and Mayweather’s lack of accountability.
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