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Fan View: Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. Getting Support from Justin Bieber?
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is facing a jail sentence of 90 days that is set to begin in January 2012. It is the result of a domestic violence case that also includes counseling, a fine and community service. Although most people seem to agree with the judge's decision, Floyd Mayweather Jr. latest tweet indicates that he still has Justin Bieber's support.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. must report to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas on January 6. Judge Melissa Saragosa has ruled on the case, and Mayweather has agreed to a plea deal. He was accused of beating his girlfriend and threatening their children in 2010. Mayweather will actually spend 87 days in jail because the previous days he served will be counted.
Justin Bieber's Support?
On Dec. 22, Floyd Mayweather Jr. mentioned Justin Bieber on his official Twitter account. Mayweather wrote, "Thanks for the message last night." Is Justin Bieber supporting Mayweather despite his impending jail sentence? The content of the message that Justin Bieber allegedly sent to Floyd Mayweather Jr. is unclear. On his official Twitter account, Bieber does not mention Mayweather. It is possible the message was sent privately or has already been deleted.
Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
This is not the first time that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has mentioned Justin Bieber. In March 2011, he posted a video congratulating Bieber on his movie and acknowledging how much he enjoyed watching it. Justin Bieber also seems to be following boxing and previously mentioned he wants to see a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight.
The May 2012 Fight
The news of Floyd Mayweather's upcoming jail sentence has created questions about the future of his fight on May 5, 2012, and even Justin Bieber may be interested in the answers. It is possible that he will not be able to participate in the May event because of his sentence. Analysts have pointed out that his boxing license expires in 2011, so Mayweather will have to reapply once he is released from jail. If the licensing process is delayed, he will have an excellent excuse for missing the fight.
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