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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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76.

Haseann    

If you don't want to Rot in Jail don't beat your wife! seems pretty simple to me

675 days ago
77.

rita    

so ou beat the crap out of your kids mom and think you should be granted the right to be free because you wont be in good shape.....wow

675 days ago
78.

bboy    

Floyd, when you're finally released, at least you'll be richer than all these TMZ haters...hold your head

675 days ago
79.

FreeWill    

What a joke! "Jail is too hard for me, please release me!" and what about dehydration and bad diet? Eat your jail food and drink your water! He should have think about all that before breaking the law.

675 days ago
80.

uzell100    

in ireland we like to call him a PRICK, why you ask, because he's a PRICK,.......

675 days ago
81.

xiam007    

Floyd you should have thought about this BEFORE you beat your wife up in front of the kids.....

675 days ago
82.

rangersdad    

What does he expect after committing such a violent act, to be treated special because the sport he chose to engage in is violent in itself??? Maybe he should exercise his brain for a change...

675 days ago
83.

Pamela    

Let him rot!! He should do the time. He has the nerve to say it's "cruel and inhuman". What he was convicted of was "cruel and inhuman". This thug needs to get over himself!!!! Do push ups in your cell and stop the whining!!!!!!

675 days ago
84.

Dawn    

Beating your Baby's Mama....wow and he calls himself a "Professional Boxer" I can't remember any other boxers other than Tyson who beat women.... What a BIG MAN!

675 days ago
85.

Robohead    

The whining never stops with this guy.

675 days ago
86.

kina    

wow! what a cry baby! shut the hell up and do your d**n time! thanks to idiots like you many stupid idiots think less about the consequences of their actions. Thinking they can get away with a little whining. ugh!

675 days ago
87.

Tye    

Cry me a river. Big enough to beat a woman, I'm sure you can handle the lil bit of hard time you got for your crime. Punk ass *****

675 days ago
88.

Good riddance!    

Sorry, no sympathy whatsoever for the woman beater.

675 days ago
89.

Lucey    

That's What He Gets For Always Being So FLASHY & Money Hungry. Ain't No "Money Mayweather" Now Is It? Plaxico Did His Time, Lil Wayne Did His Time, Hell Even Martha Stewart Did Her Time And None Of Them Complained. So Why Should He Get Special Treatment? I Hope The Judge Throws In Another 30 Days For Being A Cry Baby About It. MAN UP GAYWEATHER

675 days ago
90.

ch3r    

Boo f***ing hoo

675 days ago
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