Las Vegas said no, and so did Denmark, but the planned heavyweight title fight between Mike Tyson and champion Lennox Lewis may yet have life.
The Mohegan Sun casino/resort in Connecticut has expressed an interest to host the bout in its new 10,000-seat arena.
Mitchell Etess, the Sun's executive vice president for marketing did not rule out the possibility of hosting the fight.
"This is premature," Etess said the day after Tyson's license application in Nevada was denied. "There are a million things that must happen before we could even reach an agreement."
The foremost obstacle would be the Mohegan Boxing Commission granting Tyson a license. California and Texas have also expressed an interest in the multi-million dollar matchup, as has South Africa.