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Volume 24 No. 219

Events and Attractions

MGM officials have told Top Rank Chair Bob Arum that T-Mobile Arena will "not be available April 14 or April 21 to host a boxing card slated for the WBO welterweight title fight" between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford -- or "possibly the return of Manny Pacquiao," according to Gilbert Manzano of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Arum said that MGM "chose to keep T-Mobile Arena open for the two dates in case the Golden Knights host a playoff game." Arum: "We weren't able to get anything in Vegas. For sure it's not going to be in Vegas. It's nobody's fault. I don't want to place blame. We're happy to be in New York. It wasn't a question of a bidding war or anything like that. If I can't get a building, I can't get a building." The ESPN-televised card will be "moved to April 14" at MSG. Manzano noted with Vegas dates often filled up by shows, and now Golden Knights games, there are "many boxing events" moving to L.A. or N.Y. Arum: "Relief is on the way with the new indoor football stadium being built and the Raiders' practice facility in Henderson" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 1/20).