In light of the big fight and all the press and interviews that come with it, seems “Money” Mayweather has been fights he doesn’t want to talk about:
You know, the ones where he takes on women? Because if you want to ask him about it, you can forget about being allowed in to see the fight:
Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao is one of the biggest sports media events of the year, and the undefeated boxer’s history of abusing women has been a leading storyline ahead of the richest fight in boxing history. In Pacquiao’s home country of the Philippines, May 2 has already been declared a national holiday.
On Saturday afternoon ESPN and HBO’s Michelle Beadle and CNN reporter Rachel Nichols, both of whom have covered Mayweather’s history of domestic violence, tweeted that Mayweather’s camp has “banned” them from the MGM Grand Arena.
Before Mayweather’s last fight against Marcos Maidana in September, Nichols grilled the boxer on domestic violence in a must-watch interview.
Both reporters claim their credentials have been pulled – because Floyd Mayweather — unabashed misogynist and unrepentant batterer of women — doesn’t want them there. After the Mayweather camp learned that Beadle had publicly condemned Mayweather for his history of violence against women, they—via their network, the CBS-owned Showtime—denied Beadle a press credential for the fight.
Mayweather/Showtime also revoked a press credential to CNN’s Rachel Nichols, who relentlessly grilled Mayweather over his history of domestic violence last year. A source closely connected to these events tells Deadspin that Mayweather’s publicist, Kelly Swanson, told producers there’s “no way” Nichols gets in.
Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Bans Two Female Journalists From Big Fight
Two high-profile female journalists, Michelle Beadle and Rachel Nichols, claim that Floyd Mayweather’s camp banned them from his boxing match with Manny Pacquiao on Saturday. Beadle is a journalist for ESPN and HBO, and Nichols is a CNN sports anchor.
In the past, both Beadle and Nichols have openly criticized Mayweather on his domestic abuse record. Last September, Beadle apologized to fans for not grilling Mayweather on his violent past during an interview at the ESPY Awards, saying she wasn’t aware of his “horrible” record.
Nichols recently interviewed Mayweather about his abusive history, repeatedly asking him about domestic abuse allegations. The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight is being hailed by some as the “Fight of the Century.”
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