Floyd on battery case: I'm not guilty

Posted at 04/24/12 8:34 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Controversial boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. claimed that he did not commit any wrongdoing in his domestic abuse case.

Mayweather, who is due for a 3-month jail time after his bout against Miguel Cotto, claimed that he pleaded guilty to the charges because he was left with no options.

"Am I guilty? Absolutely not. You know, I took a plea. You know, sometimes, they put us in a no-win situation. I had no choice but to take a plea,” said the undefeated boxer on RingTV.

Mayweather, a 5-division world champion known for his rivalry with Manny Pacquiao, pleaded guilty to a battery domestic violence charge and two harassment charges filed by his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his children Josie Harris.

The altercation between the boxer and Harris happened in the presence of their children. Harris said Mayweather threatened to kill her.

After the Cotto fight, Mayweather will spend 3 months at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, however, remains unfazed despite his upcoming jail time.

"With my incident coming up, I don't worry about that. I'm prepared for it. I'm pretty sure Martin Luther King's been to jail. I'm pretty sure Malcom X has been to jail. There has been more that's been to jail. I've taken the good with the good, I'll accept the bad with the bad. It's just an obstacle that's put in your way. I can get through anything,” he said.

View more