Mayweather’s trainer to bind trial

 

A judge in Las Vegas says boxing trainer Roger Mayweather should stand trial on three felony charges alleging he attacked a female boxer he used to train.

The woman, 26-year-old Melissa St. Vil, testified on Friday that the 48-year-old Mayweather punched and choked her during an Aug. 2 confrontation at an apartment he owned.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Pro-Tem James Gubler ruled St. Vil’s testimony was sufficient to bind the case over to state court on coercion, battery-strangulation and battery causing substantial bodily harm charges.

Mayweather, the uncle of trainer of unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., did not testify at the evidentiary hearing, and his lawyers chose not to call witnesses.

The judge set arraignment for Jan. 26 in Clark County District Court. Mayweather’s lawyers say he’ll plead not guilty.

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