Undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s request to be released from jail due to threats to his health has been denied by a Las Vegas judge.
Just 10 days after the acknowledged pound-for-pound king turned himself in to begin serving a three-month sentence for domestic violence, his lawyers had filed a motion asking the court to either put him under house arrest or move him to the general jail population.
Jail officials were holding Mayweather in solitary confinement to protect the celebrity fighter.
In his request, Mayweather said the low quality of the food and water in the jail facility has threatened his health. He also claimed he was unable to exercise in jail.
But Justice of Peace Melissa Saragosa wrote in her decision on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that Mayweather should eat and drink what is being given to him by jail officials. She also said the only reason the boxer is not eating properly is because he refuses to eat the meals.
On Mayweather's complaint that he is not getting enough exercise and may decide not to fight again because he was getting out of shape, Saragosa said: "While the physical training areas and times provided to (Mayweather) may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses."