MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s close friend and adviser Leonard Ellerbe said the controversial boxer is looking forward to finishing his jail time and moving on with his life.
Mayweather, who was jailed after pleading guilty of domestic battery, has been at the Las Vegas Clark County Detention Center since June and is tentatively set to be released on August 3.
"He's looking forward to getting out and moving on with his life," Ellerbe said in Yahoo! Sports.
Ellerbe claimed it has been a painful ordeal for his client to spend time in jail.
But he said Mayweather was trying to make the best out of his situation.
"I've been concerned about doing what I can to help his health and welfare. He's handling it as best as he can, but it's a very bad, horrible situation," said Ellerbe.
Mayweather earlier filed a motion asking for his transfer to house arrest.
The boxer complained that that he was being given low-quality food and water, which he claimed could threaten his life and career.
His lawyer also argued that Mayweather was unable to exercise due to the space given to him in solitary confinement.
But Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa turned down the motion, citing that Mayweather’s complaints are unfounded.
Saragosa said the reason the boxer isn't eating properly is because he refuses to eat the provided meals.
She also cited that Mayweather was also provided sufficient space for physical activity.