Boxing News Round-Up: Floyd Mayweather, Tony Jeffries, David Haye, Dereck Chisora and More

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Floyd Mayweather Jr’s legal team are seeking to have the undefeated American’s jail term commuted to a period of house arrest.

Mayweather, 35, began an 87 day prison sentence on June 1 and has petitioned a court in Las Vegas on the basis that the punishment could shorten or even curtail his boxing career.

Dr Robert Voy, Mayweather’s personal physician, has noted that the current WBA light middleweight champion has lost a noticeable amount of muscle tone since his incarceration, however prison authorities have suggest that the American has refused many of his provided meals.

Mayweather’s lawyer, Richard Wright, has told the court that his client is prepared to accept a move to more ordinary accommodation rather than returning to his mult-million dollar home.

Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa is due to decide on the emergency motion by the end of the week.

Elsewhere, former Olympic bronze medalist, Tony Jeffries, faces an uncertain future after the light-heavyweight was told that his long-standing hand problems could force a premature retirement.

Jeffries, who is based in California, has been unable to make a fist since his last fight seven months ago and has been told by doctors that his options are running out.

The Sunderland born fighter (9-0-1) will now try a new course of treatment that will involve the injection of red blood cells into the affected areas in the hope that Jeffries will be able to return to the ring.

Finally, David Haye and Dereck Chisora have promised to behave ahead of their July 14 fight at Upton Park.

The duel, which has attracted great controversy after the BBBofC refused to sanction it, will be supported by the WBA heavyweight clash between Hasim Rahman and Alexander Povetkin and the winner of each fight could be set to face off later in the year.

Haye and Chisora hit the headlines after clashing in the aftermath of Chisora’s fight with Vitali Klitschko in Munich in February.

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