Floyd Mayweather will serve up to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery domestic violence [Reuters]

Floyd Mayweather, one of the world's top boxers, has been sentenced to up to three months in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges.

The WBC welterweight champion was ordered to serve 90 days of a six-month sentence, complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine by a Las Vegas judge on Wednesday.

The plea deal means the 34-year-old avoids trial over allegations that he hit his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris and threatened two of their children during an argument at her home in September 2010.

The judge said she was swayed by Mayweather's admission that he hit Harris and twisted her arm, and that two of their children, aged nine and 10, witnessed the attack.

Karen Winckler, Mayweather's lawyer, said she may appeal what she called an unusual sentence.

Mayweather would most likely serve most of the 90-day sentence, but could serve several weeks less if he gets credit for good behaviour, according to a Las Vegas police spokesman.

Mayweather, who is undefeated in 42 career fights, and his manager, Leonard Ellerbe, declined to comment outside the courtroom.

Source: Agencies