November 23, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A preliminary hearing has been set for boxing trainer Roger Mayweather.
The 48-year-old Mayweather is accused of attacking a female boxer he once trained. The woman told police that Mayweather attacked her Aug. 2 at an apartment he owned and was renting out.
He is charged with felony coercion and battery-strangulation.
Mayweather coached his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr. to victory in a September comeback fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.
The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.
Justice of the Peace Joseph Sciscento on Thursday quashed a bench warrant that was issued after Roger Mayweather failed to appear in court for arraignment on Oct. 2.
Roger Mayweather's attorney, Bucky Buchanan, says his client will plead not guilty to the charges because the incident is a misunderstanding.