Roger Mayweather’s trial for felony assault have been moved to January 24 by Las Vegas District Court judge Valerie Adair.
Mayweather, 49, was set to face charges for allegedly assaulting 26-year-old female boxer Melissa St. Vil at her apartment in August 2009. The prosecution alleges that Mayweather punched St. Vil in the ribs, causing his former pupil to spit up blood. St. Vil adds that Mayweather nearly choked her unconscious just as authorities arrived and broke up the attack.
St. Vil had fired Mayweather from his training duties three months prior to the attack, telling authorities that Mayweather had begun stalking her.
On the Mayweather-Mosley edition of HBO’s 24/7, Roger Mayweather denied the punching allegations, but did confirm that he choked St. Vil. However, Mayweather claims that choking was simply defensive and with the intent to restrain St. Vil from attacking him.
Mayweather, who trains his nephew Floyd Mayweather, Jr, is experiencing his second court delay. He was originally supposed to face trial in August, prompting Top Rank promoter Bob Arum to speculate that the reason for the second collapse of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao negotiations was due to Floyd waiting on outcome of his uncle’s trial.
Roger Mayweather will remain free through January on a $13, 000 bail posting. If convicted, the battery charges he faces carry about to 10 years in prison.