“It is no secret that Mayweather works with beautiful precision — that he is a sweet scientist. And it is no secret that Mayweather has been accused of seven separate assaults against five different women that led to citation or arrest.” Grantland’s Louisa Thomas on the boxer and the batterer: can we separate the athlete from the abuser? (I’m a major sports fan, but you have to put a whole lot of issues out of your mind to let this fight in.)

+ Planning to show or watch the big fight in a public place like a bar or restaurant? Then you better watch out for the pay-per-view police.