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Floyd Mayweather’s misdemeanor trial over security guard incident postponed

Boxing champion’s felony court hearing involving former girlfriend to begin Thursday

Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Court

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. rises as his name is called in Las Vegas Justice Court on Jan. 24, 2011. His preliminary hearing was continued until March 10. Launch slideshow »

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s bench trial in a Las Vegas court over an alleged November incident with a security guard has been postponed again — this time until September.

But the undefeated professional boxer still has another, more serious court date to make this week: a preliminary hearing on eight misdemeanor and felony charges stemming from a Sept. 9 dispute with his former girlfriend, Josie Harris.

That hearing is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Clark County District Court.

Today's court activity for Mayweather was a replay of what happened in February. As in February, Mayweather didn't appear this morning in the lower court for his scheduled misdemeanor battery trial.

And, as in February, his attorney, Karen Winckler, appeared on his behalf. Winckler asked Judge Charles Pane for a continuance. Pane reset the trial for 9 a.m. Sept. 1 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Outside the court, Winckler was asked whether the 34-year-old Mayweather was out of the Las Vegas area, where he makes his home. She said she didn't know and had not talked to him today.

The misdemeanor battery charge stems from a Nov. 15 confrontation over parking tickets between the undefeated champion and a security guard outside Mayweather's Southern Highlands home.

Mayweather faces a six-month jail sentence and a $1,000 fine if convicted on that charge.

Meanwhile, Mayweather faces more serious charges on Thursday in district court: felony coercion, grand larceny and robbery, and misdemeanor domestic battery and harassment after allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cell phone during an argument in front of their three children.

The coercion counts stem from Mayweather allegedly threatening to "beat" two of his children if they called 911 or left the house, according to the complaint.

During the Sept. 9 argument with Harris, Mayweather allegedly grabbed her hair and threw her to the floor, the complaint stated.

He also allegedly threatened to kill Harris and her boyfriend or make her boyfriend "disappear," according to the criminal complaint.

Mayweather is out on bail for the felony charges and could face up to 34 years in state prison if convicted of all charges.

Mayweather is considered one of the sport's top performers, with a record of 41-0 and 25 knockouts.

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  1. Delay delay, delay.

    There's a strategy there somewhere.

    How do people that have so much going for them manage to screw it up so badly?