Mayweather avoids jail time until June, May 5 fight could be announced next week

Someone in Las Vegas has a heart or the greater good of the Las Vegas economy won out.

The beneficiary is boxer Floyd Mayweather, who learned today that his 90-day jail sentence won't start until after June 1.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa reconsidered her original decision to send Mayweather to the Clark County Dentention Center starting today and pushed back his arrival date at the Las Vegas-area jail.

Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa said she weighed Mayweather's contractual obligations to a fight set for May 5 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas against an as-yet unnamed opponent.

Mayweather's lawyer Richard Wright had pleaded with the judge to allow Mayweather to fulfill commitments regarding the fight, emphasizing the economic benefit to Las Vegas when Mayweather fights.

Two weeks ago, Mayweather copped a plea to multiple misdemeanor charges. The prosecutor pushed hard for no leniency and jail time, and the judge agreed.

Shortly after today's decision, Camp Mayweather was already talking about the fighter's proposed May 5 fight. According to Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mayweather's fight will be announced next week.

Carp mentioned names like Saul Alvarez and Robert Guerrero. The chances of the May 5 fight being against Manny Pacquiao appear to be somewhere between slim and none.

To no one's surprise, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions fired a shot at Pacman's promoter Bob Arum.

"It's clear (Arum) doesn't want to do a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. I hope it's an eye-opener," Schaefer told Carp.

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