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Mayweather’s domestic violence convictions trigger calls for fight boycott

Upcoming fight raises concerns about implied tolerance for domestic violence in sports world.

Domestic violence is casting a shadow over the online conversation around one of the most highly-anticipated boxing bouts in recent history. While the May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao is expected to shatter box-office records and award millions of dollars to both fighters, some questioned the appropriateness of continuing to support athletes involved in domestic violence.