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Floyd Mayweather Jr. released from jail; what’s his next move?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. leaves the Clark County Detention Center early Friday morning. (Isaac Brekken / AP)

The undefeated boxer, freed after serving two months of a three-month sentence stemming from a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, looked fit and hopped into a blue Bentley, driving off to determine his next move.

A fight with Manny Pacquiao is what everyone wants to see, but will that happen? Pacquiao, who lost his WBO welterweight title to Timothy Bradley in June, is scheduled to fight an unnamed opponent Nov. 10 in Las Vegas and has said he wants a rematch with Bradley. Mayweather, 35, isn’t believe to be among opponents under consideration. Mayweather’s manager, Leonard Ellerbe, declined to comment on Mayweather’s plans to the Associated Press.

If he fights in Vegas, Mayweather will need a new license from the Nevada Athletic Commission, according to NAC Executive Keith Kizer. He was licensed for one fight only, a May 5 bout in which he beat Henry Cotto.

For now, though, all that’s certain is that “Money” is home.

Thanks for all the support and God Bless to everyone who wrote

— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 3, 2012

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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