Floyd Mayweather Jr to begin Las Vegas prison term

Mayweather set to begin 90-day stretch behind bars in Las Vegas county jail

Shamed superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr is set to begin his sentence of 90 days in a Las Vegas after being sent down for a battery charge.

Mayweather last month pleaded guilty in a domestic violence case involving an attack on his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010.

A judge ordered the undefeated 34-year-old to turn himself in for a three-month sentence that Las Vegas police say could end up being about 60 days with good behavior and work time.

Walk the line: Floyd Mayweather, pictured at a recent NBA game in Los Angeles, is set to begin his 90-day prison stretch

Walk the line: Floyd Mayweather, pictured at a recent NBA game in Los Angeles, is set to begin his 90-day prison stretch

The case stemmed from a hair-pulling, punching and arm-twisting argument with Josie Harris, the mother of three of Mayweather's children, and threats to beat their sons in an argument about Harris dating another man.

Sentenced: Mayweather was convicted last December

Sentenced: Mayweather was convicted last December

Harris, now 31, lives in the Los Angeles area with the couple's two sons, now 12 and 10, and a daughter age 8.

Mayweather's lawyers, his promoter-manager, Leonard Ellerbe, and court and jail officials didn't say on Thursday what, if any, arrangements had been made for the surrender of the fighter.

He has earned upwards of $20million
for his most recent fights against Victor Ortiz, which won him the WBC
welterweight belt, and Shane Mosley.

Attorney Karen Winckler has said she was considering asking the judge who sentenced Mayweather to reconsider.

Jail
time is expected to limit training for a possible May 5 date for a
fight in Las Vegas, where Mayweather's promoters reserved the MGM Grand
Garden Arena for an as-yet unnamed opponent.

There has been no word from Mayweather's
camp about any proposals for a long-awaited showdown with Manny
Pacquiao, against whom Mayweather's welterweight success is usually
measured.

King of the ring: Mayweather's management are hopeful he'll be back in action later this Spring

King of the ring: Mayweather's management are hopeful he'll be back in action later this Spring

The two men have a defamation lawsuit pending in Las Vegas federal court stemming from statements by Mayweather that he suspected Pacquiao was taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Mayweather pleaded guilty on December 21 last year to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges in a plea deal that saw prosecutors drop felony and misdemeanor charges that could have gotten Mayweather 34 years in state prison if he was convicted of all charges.