Suge Knight
Marion 'Suge' Knight attends court at the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles, CaliforniaMark Boster-Pool/Getty Images

Despite reports that Marion "Suge" Knight could soon be out of custody after calling in a favour from his pal Floyd Mayweather Jr, it looks like the boxing champ is no longer in his corner.

Knight, 50, is charged with the murder and attempted murder of Terry Carter, 55, and Cle "Bone" Sloan, 51, in a hit and run, which followed an alleged argument on the set of a commercial for the film Straight Outta Compton.

His lawyer Matthew Fletcher recently claimed Mayweather planned to post his $10m (£6.6m) bail if he emerged victorious following his highly anticipated clash with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on 2 May.

"My understanding is that Suge is going to be bailed out this coming week," he said. "We think Mr Mayweather is going to win the championship and then come champion the day again... there're good friends, and there's no reason he shouldn't. And we believe that will happen.

But sources close to Mayweather have refuted the claims, insisting the sportsman has no plans to cough up the cash. One member of his TMT team told TMZ Sports that although he and Knight were close in the past, they have not spoken in years.

Surveillance footage from the moment Knight allegedly ran over two men in his truck shows Sloan, who was in charge of security for the film, confronting Knight moments after the former record label boss pulls up in his red truck. Following their brief confrontation through the driver's window, Knight reverses the vehicle, clipping Sloan with the side view mirror and knocking him to the ground.

Three other men also approach as Knight's truck speeds forward toward the car park's exit. Carter, who later died from his injuries, is mowed down in the process.

Earlier in March, the former label boss was taken to hospital for the third time after informing the judge presiding over his hit-and-run murder case that he is suffering from blindness and other health complications.

The co-founder of the influential hip-hop label Death Row Records claimed he was completely blind in one eye and had only about 15% vision in the other. He also told the court he was receiving inadequate medical treatment in custody and had fired lawyers handling his case.

Knight helped launch the careers of stars including Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg.