MANILA, Philippines — Another obstacle is in the way of a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight after the American was officially charged with criminal battery for allegedly poking his finger on a security guard’s face last November, reported celebrity website TMZ.
According to TMZ, which obtained a copy of the criminal complaint, a certain private security officer named Shayne Smith filed the suit.
"While lambasting Smith, Mayweather was allegedly jabbing his finger into the left side of Smith's cheek just below his eye. This willful and unlawful use of force and violence upon Smith caused redness and discoloration to the area which was battered by Mayweather," TMZ quoted the police documents as saying.
The report said that on the night of November 15, Smith went to Mayweather's home in Las Vegas and placed citations on two of the boxer's cars.
Mayweather allegedly went "ballistic" when he saw Smith issue the citations.
Smith alleged that Mayweather screamed at him and said he had "no (expletive) business" touching his personal property.
The boxer reportedly grabbed a citation placed on one of his cars and slapped it on Smith's patrol vehicle.
The security officer allegedly drove out of the area to “de-escalate” the situation and notified his boss. He also took photos of his bruised cheek.
Mayweather has yet to issue a comment regarding the suit.
Last September, the boxer was also accused of beating up his former girlfriend, Josie Harris.
The allegations led to 2 felony coercion charges,1 felony robbery charge, 3 misdemeanor harassment charges, and a misdemeanor domestic battery charge against Mayweather.
Boxing fans have been clamoring for a super fight between Mayweather and current pound-for-pound king Pacquiao.
However, chances of pitting the two boxers are getting dim in the light of criminal charges filed against Mayweather.