Suge Knight may be out of jail on bail as early as this weekend if Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins his anticipated boxing bout with Manny Pacquiao, his attorney says.
The 50- year-old Death Row Records co founder has stayed behind bars since he was arrested on Jan. 30 on suspicion of hitting two guys with his pickup truck. He re-entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday to charges of murder, attempted murder and hit and run over the event, in which one man was killed along with the other was injured. His bail was set at $10 million, reduced from $25 million, and his trial is set to begin in July
Matthew Fletcher, Knight's attorney, said if Mayweather wins Saturday's boxing match, he could cover his client's bond, The Los Angeles Times and NBC Los Angeles reported on April 30. The boxing champion has not remarked. Fletcher told the outlets he talked to Mayweather in regards to the problem on Wednesday.
" They're good friends, " Fletcher was quoted as saying. "Suge said, 'Man, I was really going to pull for him to win, but now I will need to pray for him to win'.
With a record of 47-0, Mayweather is the favourite fighter to win the confrontation, dubbed the "fight of the century" 50 Cent recently said he's gambling $16 million on him
Mayweather could be paid up to $180 million for fighting Pacquiao, who would receive more than $100 million, Fox Sports reported in March. Whether he wins or loses, $10 million appears to be small change for Mayweather, who has shown off his massive riches on social media several times.
The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight takes place at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and will live on pay per view on Saturday, May 2. Coverage commences at 9 pm.. ET / 6 pm.. PT and the main fight is anticipated to begin at least a couple of hours afterwards.