By Mary Cunningham
Floyd Mayweather has a history of domestic violence, and his superfight tonight against Manny Pacquiao will take place, but two women journalists who have covered Mayweather’s war on women have had their credentials pulled.
On Saturday afternoon ESPN and HBO’s Michelle Beadle (photo above) 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.
Rachel Nichols retweeted Michelle Beadle
No fight for me or @MichelleDBeadle. Mayweather’s team told my producer the camp was blocking my credential.
Rachel Nichols added,
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I, along with @Rachel__Nichols, have been banned from the MGM Grand Arena for the fight tonight by the Mayweather camp. #TheFightGame