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Mayweather hearing postponed

2011-01-26 12:02

Las Vegas - Unbeaten American boxing star Floyd Mayweather's evidence hearing on felony domestic violence charges was postponed to March 10 at the request of defence attorneys.

Mayweather lawyer Karen Winckler asked for the delay so her law partner, Richard Wright, could examine material and Justice Melissa Saragosa agreed after there was no objection from prosecutors.

Mayweather, 33, said nothing during his brief courtroom appearance and did not want to talk about the case, in which he is accused of striking and threatening former girlfriend Josie Harris, stealing her cellular telephone and threatening two of their children in an incident last September 9.

Attorneys for Mayweather have denied the fighter has done any wrong, but Mayweather faces up to 34 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Mayweather also faces a misdemeanor battery charge from an altercation with a security guard for his homeowners association who claims Mayweather poked him during an argument regarding cars parking outside Mayweather's home.

Boxing fans have been hopeful that Mayweather, 41-0 with 25 career knockouts, would fight Filipino star Manny Pacquiao in a showdown bout, but failed talks last year and Mayweather's legal woes have put such talk on hold.

Pacquiao, 52-3 with two draws and 38 knockouts, is set to face 39-year-old US fighter Shane Mosley, 46-6 with one draw and 39 knockouts, on May 7 in Las Vegas. Southpaw "Pac-Man" has won 13 fights in a row over a six-year span.
 

AFP