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Floyd Mayweather’s daughter Iyanna pleads guilty in stabbing case

Mayweather will be sentenced to six years of probation in exchange for her guilty plea.
Iyanna "Yaya" Mayweather attends her father Floyd Mayweather's 43rd birthday celebration on Feb. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles.
Iyanna "Yaya" Mayweather at the 43rd birthday celebration for her father, Floyd Mayweather, in Los Angeles on Feb. 21, 2020.Parisa Afsahi / Sipa USA via AP file

Iyanna "Yaya" Mayweather, a daughter of boxer Floyd Mayweather, has pleaded guilty in a stabbing incident in 2020.

Mayweather, 21, admitted in a Houston court to “unlawfully, intentionally and unknowingly" causing injury “with a knife” to Lapattra Lashai Jacobs, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.

Mayweather and Jacobs did not immediately reply to requests for comment.

Jacobs has also sued Mayweather, alleging physical pain and mental anguish, physical impairment, medical costs, loss of earnings and disfigurement. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

In April 2020, Mayweather was arrested following an altercation with Jacobs and the rapper NBA Youngboy, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The events leading up to the stabbing are unclear. NBA Youngboy, born Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, and Mayweather used to be in a relationship. Jacobs has a child with the rapper.

NBA Youngboy's attorney said in a response to Jacobs’ civil suit that he is not liable for damages because Mayweather was solely responsible for the assault.

Jacobs was hospitalized, Harris County Constable’s Capt. Jonathan Zitzmann said at the time. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery, he said.

Mayweather, who was 19 at the time of the incident, was taken to a jail in Harris County. She posted a $30,000 bond and was released the same day.

Mayweather has waived her right to an appeal and will be sentenced June 16. She faces up to six years’ probation.

An attorney for Mayweather said a deal was reached in which her conviction will be vacated after she completes her probation. Her probation could also be ended early for good behavior.

"We resolved the case by entering into an agreement with the state whereby Iyanna will not go to prison or have a felony conviction if she stays out of trouble for the next six years," said the attorney, Kent A. Schaffer. "At the two-year mark, she can apply for early termination of that agreement, assuming that she has met all conditions of the court."

Schaffer said he and Mayweather are not concerned by Jacobs’ civil suit. He said Mayweather has no "meaningful assets, so any judgment against her would be uncollectible."

He said NBA Youngboy was more at fault than Mayweather, despite NBA Youngboy's formal denial of responsibility.

"Unbeknownst to [Mayweather, NBA Youngboy] was hiding Ms. Jacobs in an upstairs bedroom for a few days, and when Ms. Jacobs came downstairs and saw Iyanna, she viciously attacked her, and Iyanna defended herself," Schaffer said. "The worst part is that NBA Youngboy and his bodyguards could have intervened and kept the problem from occurring. However, they chose to watch and laugh as Iyanna was beaten by Ms. Jacobs."