Mayweather Sr. Pleads Not Guilty To Battery Charge
Floyd Mayweather Sr. has turned himself to police over claims that he attacked a woman in September 2017.
The woman decided to press charges. Las Vegas Police would eventually charged Mayweather Sr. with misdemeanor battery, and issue a warrant for his arrest on January 16th.
On Thursday, Mayweather Sr.’s attorney attended a hearing without his client and pled not guilty on Mayweather’s behalf, and will be due back in court on March 27th. Representatives for Mayweather Sr. have maintained his innocence.
The case stems from an incident prior to the Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fight on September 26th, 2017, when the alleged victim was heading toward Floyd’s car when an argument broke out between the two. Floyd allegedly told the woman to get out of the car, but she refused so he reached in and dragged her out by the leg.
The 65-year-old Floyd Mayweather Sr. allegedly made things worse by punching her in the leg once she was out of the car. The accuser claims Mayweather Sr. then got in the driver’s seat and sped off without her.
The woman was hospitalized for minor injuries.
Boxing Scene spoke Floyd’s rep claims this is an attempt from the alleged victim to “extort money and she’s angry because she’s not getting the money from Floyd. It’s not going the way she wants it to go.”
Mayweather Sr. is best known as being the father and trainer of five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who retired from the sport last August after stopping UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the tenth round, also at the T-Mobile.