ESPN's Michelle Beadle and CNN's Rachel Nichols each announced via Twitter on Saturday afternoon that Floyd Mayweather's camp had blocked their credentials for Saturday night's prizefight at MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
"No fight for me or @MichelleDBeadle. Mayweather's team told my producer the camp was blocking my credential," Nichols tweeted, adding in an additional tweet a link to the interview she conducted with Mayweather in September 2014, in which she questioned him about his history of domestic violence.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Saturday night's fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will earn the pair $400 million (with Mayweather receiving a larger cut) and betting on the fight is expected to pass $100 million.
Update: Mayweather PR representative Kelly Swanson refuted the claims, calling the report a "misunderstanding" and adding that neither Beadle nor Nichols had been banned. Read more on those updates over at Sports Illustrated.