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Las Vegas judge denies request to allow boxer Floyd Mayweather to serve jail time at home

In this photo taken Dec. 22, 2011 and released by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a Clark County Detention Center jail cell is seen 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 13, 2012 - 8:54 PM

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A judge in Las Vegas says Floyd Mayweather Jr. must stay in jail.

Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa denied late Wednesday an emergency motion seeking to have Mayweather serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.

Saragosa says Mayweather's complaints about not having enough to drink or eat are self-induced.

Mayweather's lawyers had argued that the undefeated champion boxer's health was declining and he might never fight again if he was not released.

Mayweather began a three-month jail sentence June 1 for attacking his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched.

His lawyers claim Mayweather's health is deteriorating because he's confined to his cell 23 hours a day and can't exercise.

Police say jailers are keeping Mayweather out of the general inmate population because he's a celebrity.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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