Due to the pressure from boxing fans, and the promise of big bucks it offers those who work on the business side of the sport, at least two rounds of negotiations between the camps of Pacquiao and Mayweather took place. But both negotiations, as the public now knows, have failed to deliver any Pacquiao-Mayweather ring match-up on why MGM has blocked all hotels from showing the big match. The first round of negotiations took place in December 2014 – following Pacquiao’s demolition of Cotto a month earlier. It went pfft. due to irreconcilable disagreements on the drug testing protocol. If there was one thing both camps did agree on, however, it was in seeking third party mediation. Most people in Vegas would want to watch the big match live.
The mediation succeeded in reducing Pacquiao’s fans from demanding the match to be shown in all the rivals hotels. For Mayweather, this was not enough. He demanded that random voting to be conducted as close as 14 days before the day of the fight.
From the fact that everybody is aware of, MGM has exclusivity deal with the association from blocking all its competitors from showing the match stretching from Vegas strip and they include in-rooms, in-bars, casinos among others.
The fight is scheduled to happen on May 2nd at MGM grand and the company wants to seek all means possible to corner the local market.We tried to contact all the Non MGM properties which also confirmed the blockage. The major rival hotel confirmed to us that they will not be able to air the fight in the hotel and their visitors will also miss watching the game which will cost them a fortune. Negotiations are still underway and we hope all will be sorted and the fight will finally be aired life in all the rival hotels.