This was a place where champions were made-where Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion ever and George Foreman became the oldest. It was the home of the most bizarre spectacles. It was in Las Vegas where Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear, and a motorized parachutist crashed into the ring as Holyfield was fighting Riddick Bowe.
Tim Dahlberg captures it all with an anecdotal flair and brilliance of the beautiful, accompanying photos. In photos never before published, see a 21-year-old Cassius Clay jump into the ring to challenge Liston after he knocks out Floyd Patterson in 1963. Gerry Cooney stares into the darkening sky outside Caesars Palace as he prepares to take on Larry Holmes in the biggest heavyweight title fight of its time.
This is truly a tribute to both the city and the sport it loves. This is Fight Town.