Floyd will be 'same person' after jail, says dad

Posted at 07/05/2012 9:51 PM | Updated as of 07/06/2012 2:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. will remain the “same person” even after he completes his 87-day jail sentence for domestic violence, according to his father, Floyd Sr.

“He’s going to be the same person. I’m not saying he can’t pick things up, but right now, he’s at the age where you’ve got to fight smart, technically smart, to win,” Floyd Sr. told Boxing Scene.

“I think he’s going to fight smart and intelligent like he always has and continue to win,” he added.

Mayweather was sentenced to 87 days in jail after a guilty plea to a 2010 domestic violence charge. After 12 days in the Clark County Detention Center, he appealed to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest, but was denied by the Nevada judge.

Mayweather reported to jail on June 1, almost a month after he extended his undefeated streak to 43 fights after beating Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision in an entertaining bout last May 5.