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Again? Obama Trumpets Support Of Boxer Clouded By Battery Convictions

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A campaign event Wednesday with black supporters of presidential hopeful Barack Obama included WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather, whose achievements in the ring are clouded by battery convictions and accusations of domestic violence.

Spokesmen for both the Democratic senator and the fighter sought to minimize Mayweather's involvement hours before the event was to begin.