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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Jail is KILLING

My Boxing Career

6/12/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0601_floyd_mayweather_mugFloyd Mayweather, Jr. says he's begun to shrivel up into a puny regular person during his first 12 days in the big house ... and he's worried he won't be able to bounce back in time to save his boxing career.

Mayweather made the statements in new legal papers ... in which he begs the judge to release him from the Clark County Detention Center in Nevada and let him serve the remaining time in his 3-month sentence on house arrest.  FYI -- Floyd is currently locked up for beating his baby mama in front of their kids last year.

In the docs, Mayweather says he spends 23 hours-per-day locked in isolation for his own safety. But he claims the imprisonment is taking a "cruel and inhuman" toll on his rippling physique because he can't train at a world class level while serving his time.

Mayweather claims his doctor is concerned about his "dehydrated appearance, his lack of muscle tone and his dry mucus membranes."

Floyd says his doctor also "expressed deep concern for [Floyd's] health and explained that any lengthy period of time with an inappropriate diet, coupled with lack of regular exercise, will most likely lead to irreversible damage to Mr. Mayweather's physique."

Floyd's doctor also told the court he's concerned about Floyd's diet ... because he used to eat 3,000 to 4,000 calories per day ... and now, the doc believes FM is eating less than 800.

In the papers, 35-year-old Floyd estimates he only has 2 years of boxing left in his career ... so every day counts.

A hearing will be held on Floyd's request on Thursday.

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46.

monique    

uh ...it's called hit a woman go 2 jail

800 days ago
47.

ShoeGurlie    

Awwwwww poor baby! FFFFFFFFFFF UUUUUUUU! You BEAT a WOMAN you deserve everything you get you bastard! You should be counting your blessings that they don't send your sorry ass into the general prison population cause you would be fighting all the time to keep those dudes off of you!

800 days ago
48.

bambam4LSU     

WHAT GOES AROUND,,, COMES AROUND!!! I LOVE IT.... Be nicer to your dad, he only tried to help you.. 95% of dads/moms spend their kids money.. his dad only tried to help..

800 days ago
49.

sarita    

Who gives a F what he feels or thinks. Don't hit women you D-Bag!

800 days ago
50.

jason    

does not take a rocket scientist to know that this guy will remain in prison where he belongs.

800 days ago
51.

ratbag    

Wow! Who knew that prison officials didn't offer a boxing training camp and an expensive high protein diet for wifebeaters?

Cruel and unusual punishment.

800 days ago
52.

Don Martin    

Yeah I can just imagine how being a convict might have adversely affected your career aspirations.... DUH!

800 days ago
53.

mikole    

He must have beat his wife pretty bad in front of his daughter to get 3 months. If it was one of us average "Joes" we would probably get a few years in the slammer. You already got off the hook doing 3 months. As many people stated already if you can't do the time don't do the crime!

800 days ago
54.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Next time don't beat up on a woman you stupid son of a crock sucking whore.

Secondly - if the Dr. opines this about this idiot, can you imagine what his opinion would be for those inmates that have been in solitary confinement for over a year?

Get the fruck out of here with your jargon. You beat on the woman now do the time you disgusting animal.

If you don't want to be in jail - DON'T BEAT ON WOMEN you stupid son of a bitch.

800 days ago
55.

The Neko Nation    

What a silly douchebag. Guess what Floyd, don't be a racist, woman beater, and threaten your own children for trying to protect their mother and maybe you won't go to jail. This guy has all the talent and money in the world but not a shred of human decency.

800 days ago
56.

CriticXtreme    

Don't have baby momma's and you wouldn't be there. You've been hit in the head tooooo many times to properly formulate the required amount of brain cells needed to understand this concept. Plus, stop thinking with your penis.

800 days ago
57.

Justina88    

Well your little short ass should have thought about that before you put your hands on the mother of your children. Do you really expect anyone to have sympathy for you? Really!? Do your time little one!!

800 days ago
58.

dmarie    

pu**y be a man and own up to beating your wife infront of your children.

800 days ago
59.

puddintang    

oh boo hoo. You beat your childrens mother in front of them. You're a professional boxer and you beat on a woman! You really think anyone cares if you shrivel up?

800 days ago
60.

jag    

Floyd Mayweather is a piece of **** woman beater. But since he is worried about his career and not the fact that he beats women then how about this compromise. Let him out now so he can train and continue to duck pacquia under the agreement that in two years exactly he comes back to jail. Now here is the rub. He must serve 4 days for each one he was let out early so in two years he must come back and serve 1 full year which is at least what he deserved for beating a woman in front of kids. But who are we kidding, he is a ***** and just cant do the time, and chances are his kids will follow his lead and be rich spoiled *******s themselves. **** floyd mayweather.

800 days ago
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