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Lawyer: Mayweather's health deteriorating; Vegas jail conditions could end boxer's career

This Dec. 22, 2011, photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows a typical single-inmate Clark County Detention Center jail cell in the administrative segregation unit in Las Vegas. The jail cell is similar to one where Floyd Mayweather Jr. is serving a 90-day jail term. Lawyers for Mayweather say the undefeated champion boxer may never fight again if he's not released from the jail he entered earlier this month. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department )
June 12, 2012 - 11:19 AM

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Lawyers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. say the undefeated champion boxer may never fight again if he's not released from the Las Vegas jail he entered earlier this month.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/LOOdOb) Mayweather's lawyers filed an emergency motion Monday asking that he serve the remainder of his three-month jail sentence in house arrest.

Lawyer Richard Wright says Mayweather's health is deteriorating by being confined to his cell 23 hours a day and restricted from working out. Jailers are keeping him from the general inmate population because of his celebrity status.

The motion says the boxer's doctor believes the conditions could do irreversible damage to Mayweather's physique.

Jail officials weren't immediately available for comment.

Mayweather was booked June 1 for attacking his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched.

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