That May 5th date Floyd Mayweather was targeting for his next fight is suddenly in big-time jeopardy. During a sentencing hearing in Las Vegas today, Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
How could he adequately train for a fight while he's spending 90 days in the Clark County Detention Center? Mayweather may also have an issue with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. His current license expires on Dec. 31, from there, executive director Keith Kizer says it's up to the commission:
"One of the questions [on the application] is, have you ever been convicted [...] of a felony or a misdemeanor? He'd have to answer that and give details just as any fighter in the same situation," Kizer told ESPN1100/98.9 FM in Las Vegas. "And then it's up to the commissioners themselves whether or not that's relevant."
Kizer said getting all the licensing business taken care of before May 5 would be tough.
"That's not that long from now. That's one of the issues that comes into play for the promoter and the site itself," Kizer said. "Whether you can make that a go assuming he gets a license once he is released."
In the highest profile cases of lengthy suspension not involving positive drug tests, the NSAC handed down severe penalties to Mike Tyson and Floyd's uncle/trainer Roger Mayweather.
Tyson got a year suspension and a $3 million fine back in 1997. Mayweather had his license revoked for one year and received a $200,000 fine for his role in a postfight brawl during Floyd's 2006 fight with Zab Judah.