Fight Town: Las Vegas - The Boxing Capital of the World

Fight Town: Las Vegas - The Boxing Capital of the World

by Tim Dahlberg
     
 


Las Vegas is a city where fortunes are won and lost on the roll of the dice, a 24-hour-a-day, neon-lit wonderland. Stars roam the Strip and decadence is always available at a price, but never are the stakes higher in Las Vegas than inside the ring. It's here where lives are shattered, and sometimes lost, in search of the glory and riches that come in the squared…  See more details below

Overview


Las Vegas is a city where fortunes are won and lost on the roll of the dice, a 24-hour-a-day, neon-lit wonderland. Stars roam the Strip and decadence is always available at a price, but never are the stakes higher in Las Vegas than inside the ring. It's here where lives are shattered, and sometimes lost, in search of the glory and riches that come in the squared circle. This is Fight Town, a place where fame is only one big punch away and the high-rolling gamblers with their fat bankrolls look on to the next big win. Dahlberg tells the stories behind the fights. It was in Las Vegas where Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack were the stars in the showrooms, but fighters like Sonny Liston and a brash Cassius Clay were stars of the ring. The faces and places are all there, spread out over more than 200 pages. This is truly a tribute to both the city and the sport it loves. This is Fight Town.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932173666
Publisher:
Stephens Press, LLC
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
10.04(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author


Tim Dahlberg is the boxing writer for The Associated Press and widely recognized as one of the leading boxing journalists in the world. He is the winner of the 1999 Nat Fleischer award given by the Boxing Writers of America for excellence in boxing journalism, and winner of multiple other Associated Press Sports Editors and BWAA writing awards.

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