Mayweather released from jail
Floyd Mayweather has been released from jail after serving two months of a three-month sentence after a domestic battery case.
The undefeated American walked out of the Clark County Detention Centre in darkness on Friday morning, intending to resume his boxing career.
Mayweather's lawyers and personal physician had said in court documents that jail food and water did not meet his dietary needs, and lack of exercise space in a cramped cell threatened his health and fitness.
The 35-year-old Mayweather pleaded guilty last year to reduced charges stemming from a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on his former girlfriend.
The plea deal allowed him to avoid trial on felony charges that could have got him up to 34 years in prison.
Reuters reports that Mayweather, Mayweather, a flamboyant sportsman who is regarded as the best defensive boxer of his generation, was booked into jail on June 1.
Las Vegas police spokesman Jose Hernandez said on Wednesday an inmate could be released early for time served, good behaviour or as credit for work done in prison. He could not cite a specific reason for the early release.
"It could be a combination of any of those three things," he said.
The unbeaten Mayweather had the start of his jail term delayed in January so he could fight in a May 5 super-welterweight bout in Las Vegas, where he defeated Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto.
After improving his professional record to 43-0, Mayweather discussed a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, his rival for the mythical title of the world's best boxer, pound-for-pound.
Mayweather's jail sentence stemmed from a guilty plea in December to a charge of felony battery and pleas of no
contest to two counts of harassment linked to a 2010 attack on his former girlfriend Josie Harris, and verbal threats against two of their children.
Mayweather was sentenced to six months for that outburst, but half the jail term was suspended.