Mexican Independence Day: Las Vegas will be brimming with revelers

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 | 2 a.m.

It’s easy to overlook what this weekend’s Mexican Independence Day actually means with more than a dozen A-list Spanish-speaking Latino music acts and even more fiestas set to hit the Las Vegas valley for the holiday.

Contrary to popular belief, Mexico did not gain its independence on Cinco de Mayo, or May 5. Instead, the country celebrates the occasion Sept. 16, honoring the day in 1810 that Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bells of his church in the small town of Dolores, Guanajuato, as a rallying cry for Mexican troops.

The Cry of Dolores, known colloquially as “El Grito,” began an 11-year war with Spain that eventually resulted in the European nation recognizing Mexico as its own country in August 1821.

“It’s a day of celebration for people in Mexico, the U.S. and Mexicans across the world,” said Peter Guzman, president of the Latin Chamber of Commerce.

In Mexico, celebrants convene annually before midnight in their communities’ main squares, where elected officials or leaders repeat Hidalgo’s “grito” (shout), for freedom. At sunrise, military and civic parades begin a day of celebration with fireworks, food and music.

The Cinco de Mayo holiday celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over Napoleon III’s French army on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. Though that battle only temporarily held off French forces who later took over Mexico City, the win was unifying because Mexican forces were outnumbered 2-to-1 by the world’s strongest army.


Even more to celebrate

The Sept. 16 holiday falls just one day after Central American countries El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica also celebrate the anniversary of their declared independence from Spain on Sept. 15, 1821. Thousands of natives from those five countries also visit Las Vegas in commemoration of the holiday, though together they do not near the number of Mexican tourists expected, said Peter Guzman, president of the Latin Chamber of Commerce. “Las Vegas represents all Hispanics, and we’re happy to welcome them all.”


While the Cinco de Mayo celebration doesn’t extend beyond a day off from work in most cities across Mexico, it’s celebrated with fervor here in the United States by people of all nationalities.

As an entertainment destination near Mexico, Las Vegas is a top spot for both holidays. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority does not track visitation numbers specifically related to Mexican Independence Day, but last year, hotel rooms reached 98.4 percent capacity during a three-day period that included the holiday, That equates to about 146,615 of 149,000 total hotel rooms being occupied.

“It’s mind-boggling how the holiday and visitation here to Las Vegas continues to expand,” Guzman said. “But it’s as simple as we’re a friendly, safe city, and it’s a bargain to come here.”

Perhaps the biggest event of the weekend will take place at T-Mobile Arena, where renowned Mexican boxer Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez will face undefeated Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in a hyped middleweight title fight estimated to bring as many as 80,000 fans to Las Vegas and $70 million to the local economy.

This year’s Mexican Independence Day fight comes after Alvarez chose Dallas over Las Vegas, which typically hosts a major fight on the holiday weekend. Fighting on Mexico’s Independence Day from 2013 to 2015, Floyd Mayweather Jr. grossed between $13 million and $20 million against Andre Berto, Marcos Maidana and Alvarez, according to figures reported to the Nevada Athletic Commission. (Those figures do not include earnings from pay-per-view sales.)

“We’re obviously thrilled to get it back this year,” said Bob Bennett, the commission’s executive director. “Boxing belongs in the fight capital of the world on Mexican Independence Day.”

The holiday in Las Vegas

At McCarran International Airport, 10 direct flights were added for the holiday last year from major airports in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, for a total of 41 commercial flights from the U.S. neighbors to the south. Mexican air carriers Aeromexico, Interjet, Magnicharters and Volaris brought more than 5,200 passengers to McCarran over the course of that weekend, and similar numbers are expected this year. “Mexican Independence weekend has developed into one more attraction that persuades people to find themselves in Las Vegas,” McCarran spokesman Chris Jones said. “It’s become a nice draw for the community, and it’s always great to see extra flights added for this or any other special event.”

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EDC Las Vegas moves to May in 2018, adds camping

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At Electric Daisy Carnival’s flagship Las Vegas event, the searing heat is as much a fixture as the pulsing EDM music and the spectacles of neon lights.

But a schedule change for the 2018 event may help alleviate some of the sweat.

Organizers announced Wednesday that the festival — one of the largest in North America — will move from its usual June dates up to May 18-20. Promoter Insomniac said it made the decision in part to avoid the brutal summer heat and allow for gates to open earlier in the day for the 400,000 fans who attend the fest over three days.

“We strive to make every year better than the last, and after a lot of brainstorming and feedback from our community, we have decided to move next year’s festival to May 18, 19 and 20,” Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella said in a statement. “This way we can enjoy cooler weather, the gates can open earlier, and we can hold a very special opening ceremony each day.”

Nighttime temperatures routinely top 100 degrees at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The festival over the years has seen several drug-related deaths, and overheating and dehydration can compound the adverse effects of popular party drugs such as ecstasy.

Additionally, the festival will for the first time introduce an on-site camping option for fans (with both general admission and luxury packages) and shift shuttle operations to an independent transportation firm, in an effort to alleviate some of the famously snarled traffic to and from the venue.

 

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Hiking in Las Vegas? These travelers bet on it

PUBLISHED: September 3, 2017 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: September 3, 2017 at 11:07 am

Behind a foreground of springtime blossoms, sunset-lit Red Rock Canyon glows and beckons hikers. (Karen Hansen Gurstelle)

On the north side of Las Vegas, an almost forgotten path winds up a steep, rocky hill. From the top, views of the runways of sprawling Nellis Air Force Base stretch to the northeast. Off to the west, there’s a view of the Las Vegas skyline and beyond to Charleston Peak. And just below, at the hill’s eastern base, is a cleft in the rock that is a rare scientific wonder known as the Great Unconformity.

The Great Unconformity is a geological rift in time and space of earth-shattering magnitude. Precambrian granite from 1.7 billion years ago juts out of the earth next to Jurassic sandstone from 500 million years ago. As unexpected as a photo of Aristotle driving a Tesla, the Great Unconformity is one of science’s most surprising propinquities, created when subterranean forces pushed rock layers past one another at a fault line, bringing together strata that have no business being near one another.

The Great Unconformity is an apt analogy for Las Vegas, where everywhere opposites abut: poverty and prosperity, water and wasteland, hubris and humility, nature and neon.

During our visit in May, we spent daytimes immersed in grand nature, clambering, hiking and driving. We spent the nights amidst glittering neon, reveling in the Old Vegas nostalgia and New Vegas haute cuisine and mixology.

 

RED ROCK CANYON

Red Rock Canyon hikers in Las Vegas, Nevada
After reaching the summit of the Calico Tanks Trail in Red Rock Canyon, hikers perch on the mountainside and enjoy the panorama of colorful terrain and sunlight reflected from the Luxor hotel. (Karen Hansen Gurstelle)

Spring daytimes in the desert are ideal for hiking along the diverse, dramatic trails available just outside the city. Ask Vegas residents about their favorite natural spot and odds are they’ll name Red Rock Canyon. A huge National Conservation Area less than an hour’s drive from the Strip, Red Rock Canyon is well interpreted and contains some of the best day hiking in the nation with so many trails it was hard to choose just one.

Luckily, we found Chandra Teeter, an experienced hike leader and park volunteer, in the visitors’ center. When we told her we had three to four hours to spend, Chandra didn’t hesitate. “Either Ice Box Canyon or the Calico Tanks would be great for you,” she said. “But Calico Tank trail will take you right up into the red rock that is the essence of this park.”

And what a hike it was. The out-and-back trail climbs 450 feet from the desert up through a colorful jumble of rock strata. Along the way, we encountered history, geology and diverse groups of international and local trekkers. The trail guide lists this trail as “moderate” in difficulty but make no mistake, this is no walk in the park and having a hiking pole is a smart move. The trail is steep in parts and sometimes disappears, requiring finding your own way across expanses of horizontal rock and some hand and footwork and a bit of butt sliding through the more vertical sections. Of course, that is precisely what makes this trail so much fun. That and the spectacular visual rewards: the surprisingly colorful mix of vegetation and rock along the way, then the mountain pond called Calico Tank near the top and finally, at the top, a sweeping view of the Las Vegas Strip far below in the distance.

 

RAILROAD TUNNEL TRAIL

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam (Karen Hansen Gurstelle)

Compared to Red Rock trails, our nine-mile round-trip trek from Lake Mead through the high Mojave Desert to the Hoover Dam was more like a long walk in a very sunny, exposed park. What little shade there is along the way is the chief attraction of this path: the railroad tunnels.

The Railroad Tunnel Trail, starting at the visitor center for Lake Mead, takes hikers through five old railroad tunnels all the way to Hoover Dam. Long and cool and now home to screech-y bats, the tunnels were constructed in the 1930s to accommodate the delivery of materials for the dam builders. During the dam’s construction, a constant stream of gas and steam locomotives connected the project’s quarries, gravel pits and cement-mixing plants. Remote and with few users, the trail is well marked with interpretive signs explaining the historical and scientific significance of the area. It was fascinating to imagine the bustle and noise of that go-go infrastructure-building era as we took in the drama of human-made Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the Pat Tillman Bridge, which is the widest and highest span of concrete in the Western Hemisphere.

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Family, famous friends throw one last party for Jerry Lewis

September 4, 2017 – 7:08 pm
Updated September 5, 2017 – 10:29 am

Jerry Lewis liked parties. He didn’t like funerals. He loved Labor Day weekend.

The late comic legend, who died at 91 of heart failure Aug. 20 at his home in Las Vegas, was treated to a party on his favorite holiday Monday afternoon at the South Point showroom. Hosted by Tony Orlando, his longtime co-pilot for 34 years on the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, the private celebration of life was attended by more than 400 friends and family.

Owned by Lewis’ close friend Michael Gaughan, South Point was important to the latter stages of Lewis’ career. That’s where he hosted his final MDA Telethon in 2010 and where he performed his final live shows on Sept. 20 and Oct. 1-2 in 2016.

“We lost a great one, and the country can’t afford to lose even one more laugh,” Orlando said. “The man who generated those laughs was Jerry Lewis. … We are going to miss him. Imprint, today, every laugh he ever gave you.”

Orlando nodded toward Lewis’ widow, SanDee “Sam” Lewis, and Lewis’ daughter, Danielle, referring to them as “the two lights of Jerry’s life.”

In remarks to the audience, Danielle Lewis said, “Growing up, I never realized what an incredibly lucky girl I was. We’d be in an airport and someone would come up to him and say, ‘Thank you for all you have done for the MDA! Thank you for all the laughs!’ And I’d say, ‘Dad, did you know them?’ ”

His wife said she will treasure the quiet times.

Jerry at home

“Unlike so many who knew him, my memories were not of his movies, or the MDA Telethons, but of the times when it was just us,” she said. “Making me a small glass of coffee filled with just cream and sugar so I could be just like my mommy, or having a stuffed Barney toy on his piano, always sitting there during his live shows, just so I could have a reminder that he was thinking of me.

“I remember two years ago, getting out of the car in the freezing rain in Washington, D.C., just so he could take a picture with me in front of the Lincoln Memorial.”

As she grew up, Lewis’ only daughter said, “I began to realize my father really was one of the most amazing human beings on the planet.”

Dean Martin’s daughter, Deana Martin, spoke spiritedly of her father’s partnership with Lewis, the 1946-’56 run when the Martin &Lewis team were box-office and stage superstars.

“When I was born in Manhattan, they were headlining Slapsy Maxie’s in Hollywood, and they were the No. 1 comedy team in the world,” Martin said. “Jerry later told me, ‘We found magic in a bottle,’ and they did.”

Adopting the sensibility mastered by those who participated in the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, Deana Martin deadpanned, “The Jerry Lewis I know was caring, loving, rarely hot-tempered (or) selfish, never egocentric, he was never difficult. In fact, he actually had the heart of a child. In a jar. On his desk.”

She continued, “I asked my Uncle Jerry, ‘Why does Daddy leave me alone when he goes with you to Las Vegas? And he said, ‘Because he likes me better than you.’ When my dad and Uncle Jerry broke up, I said, ‘Why is everyone saying Jerry would go off and be a big star and Dean would just fade away?’ And he said, ‘Because people like Jews better than Italians.’ ”

Deana Martin’s appearance was accompanied by video of the famous reunion of her father and Lewis during the 1976 Labor Day Telethon, orchestrated by mutual friend Frank Sinatra. Lewis drew a laugh that day when he asked his long-ago partner, “So, are you working?”

“That was my dear Uncle Jerry, and I loved Jerry Lewis,” Deana Martin said.

Telethon raised more than $2 billion

READ FULL STORY HERE: https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/celebrity/family-famous-friends-throw-one-last-party-for-jerry-lewis/

 

Where You Will Eat at the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium

 Concessions and a mystery “Peristyle Club”

Las Vegas Stadium rendering – Las Vegas Stadium

Parking, traffic control, utilities and funding are all still contentious factors under discussion for the future $1.9 billion Las Vegas Raiders stadium. But new paperwork gives a little early insight into the shape of the 10-level stadium and where fans will be able to dine and drink in June 2020.

Promoted as a multi-use stadium and events center, zoning permission has been obtained for possible parking lot scenarios for hosting farmers markets, food truck festivals and fairground midways. The currently named Las Vegas Stadium will add 65,000 seats, but provide only 2,375 on-site parking spaces, so guests will be encouraged to park elsewhere, ride-share, take shuttles or walk over a proposed 30-foot-wide pedestrian bridge linked to Las Vegas Boulevard.

The domed stadium has been designed with a Strip-facing retractable wall that opens up to the interior, a dramatic scenario for concerts, music festivals and sporting events, like UNLV Rebels football games, which will also make the stadium home base.

Most recent plans call for concessions to be created on the 394,825-square-foot “Main Concourse” and the 147,628-square-foot “Upper Concourse,” approximately 88 feet above the playing field.

The 259,444-square-foot “Upper Suite” level, approximately 52 feet above the action, will include more concessions, VIP lounges and the yet to be announced “Peristyle Club.” A concept of the same name is already in place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, providing upscale pre- and post-game “tailgating experiences” for fans attending USC football games. While yet to be confirmed for Las Vegas, the California Peristyle Club offers a finer selection of food and drinks in a private area.


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Exhibitionism – THE ROLLING STONES

Exhibitionism is an immersive exhibit that tells the story of the Rolling Stones. The exhibit features more than 500 items, including a vintage guitar gallery, rare instruments and lyric books, backstage and tour paraphernalia, album art, photography, stage designs, and personal diaries and letters.

Exhibitionism includes more than 190 original artworks by Andy Warhol, David Bailey, John Pasche, Walton Ford, Shepard Fairey, Michael Cooper, Christian Piper, Robert Frank and many more. The exhibit also includes sound mixing desks, interactive displays, a screening narrated by Martin Scorsese, and video experiences throughout.

The exhibit culminates in an immersive backstage recreation, leading into a spectacular 3d concert finale.

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Conor McGregor fan pulls off the impossible and sits with A-list celebrities

August 28, 2017 2:38 pm
by Russell Ess

A devoted Conor McGregor fan pulled off his own mission impossible and now has the photos to prove it.

Oliver Regis, a British bartender flew out to Las Vegas, Nevada to watch the highly anticipated money fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. According to The Sun, the British fan bought his $2,500 ticket and made his into the T-Mobile Arena only to find that his seat was near the worst in the house located at the very top.

Somehow, Regis was able to act as if he was a part of Floyd Mayweather’s security team and slipped through front row ticket scanners with the entourage and made his way to the tenth row where he sat in front of Mike Tyson and on the same row as LeBron James. Regis snapped a bunch of selfies with the A-list celebrities who were in some of the best seats in the house.

“I did feel a bit cheeky – but this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance. I could not believe it worked,” Regis told The Sun.

“There were quite a few empty seats.

“I sat down in the third row and Mike Tyson then sat down behind me. LeBron James was on my row and I could see Leonardo DiCaprio.”

Regis got photos with Dana White, Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, P Diddy, JLo, Demi Lovato, Amir Khan, Chris Hemsworth and Floyd Mayweather Sr.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: Recap, Round-by-Round Analysis

Saturday August 26th, 2017

Floyd Mayweather promised his fight against Conor McGregor wouldn’t go the distance—and he delivered. Money notched a 10th-round TKO against McGregor on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

McGregor asserted his physicality in the first three rounds, but eventually tired out, playing into Mayweather’s trap. From there, the legendary boxer made quick work of McGregor, attacking him endlessly with combination after combination. Eventually, it became clear that Mayweather was hunting for a knock-out, teeing off on McGregor’s head with one punch after another. Going into the 10th, McGregor was running on empty and Mayweather could smell blood. He landed a few more head shots before McGregor, woozy and wobbly, was saved by the referee who stopped the fight.

Scroll down for our blow-by-blow analysis of the fight.

AFTER THE FIGHT 

In his post-fight interview, Mayweather admits that McGregor was a tougher opponent than he expected. But he also said he executed his game plan flawlessly, allowing McGregor to wear out in the early rounds, fire all of his big shots, then fatigue down the stretch. Mayweather turned on the gas the final few rounds, finishing off McGregor after the fighter had long been running on empty.

Said Mayweather of McGregor: “He’s a lot better than I thought he was. He used different angles. He was a tough competitor. But I was the better man tonight.”

McGregor said he wished the ref had let the fight keep going, saying he was only fatigued.

“I thought it was a little early of a stoppage,” he said.

As for Mayweather, McGregor praised the boxing star but also didn’t sound over-the-top impressed with his opponent.

“He was a lot more composed under the shots,” he offered.

For more analysis of Mayweather’s 10th-round TKO, click here.

ROUND TEN

It’s over! Money Mayweather is the champion!

After letting McGregor wear himself out one final time, Mayweather finished McGregor off with an unbelievable barrage of punches. The ref stepped in while McGregor was still standing, but woozy and against the ropes. Mayweather celebrated with a sprint across the ring.

Mayweather and McGregor embraced in the middle of the ring and exchanged “pleasantries” (hey, they’re boxers) and embraces. Everyone is rich and gets to go home happy!

ROUND NINE

What a flurry! Mayweather is absolutely going for the KO. With McGregor slowing down, Mayweather is going all-out, swinging for McGregor’s head time after time. McGregor has absolutely nothing left. The only thing saving him are clenches and the clock. He can barely stand up. But Mayweather is after blood! He’s chasing McGregor around the ring. Keep in mind, McGregor has never been knocked out in a UFC fight.

I’d be stunned if McGregor makes it through another round. Winter is coming.

ROUND EIGHT

That was our closest round yet. Both McGregor and Mayweather appeared to gain second winds. Why am I giving the edge to McGregor? Because the other guy is 49-0, he shouldn’t be in Round 8 against a guy who is 0-0. Whether McGregor wins or not, this has been an incredible showing.


ROUND SEVEN

Another big round for Mayweather. He got the crowd on its feet at one point after knocking McGregor around the ring. The UFC star looks absolutely gassed at this point, grabbing on to Mayweather and locking up several times to catch his breath. He’s still connecting on a handful of shots, but Mayweather’s are far more frequent and ferocious. Money is cruising.

READ FULL STORY AT SI.COM: https://www.si.com/boxing/2017/08/26/floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-fight-live-blog-analysis-updates

 


 

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An Anthology of Weird Las Vegas Boxing Matches

AUG. 23, 2017

The Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight pits a mixed martial artschampion who has never boxed professionally against an undefeated boxing legend who is 40 years old. All in a caldron of money, celebrities and hype. It has the potential to be a very strange fight. Nothing new for Las Vegas, then.

Since the 1990s, when Las Vegas decisively seized the mantle as the place for the world’s biggest fights, the city has seen more than its share of the bizarre.

No matter what happens on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena, it will have to be pretty strange to top these five bouts.



Fan Man: November 1993, Caesars Palace

A bout for the heavyweight championship was overshadowed by a guy with a parachute.

Evander Holyfield was bidding to reclaim the title he lost to Riddick Bowe a year before. The venue was an open-air arena by Caesars Palace. Yes, outdoors. Yes, that will become important.

A close fight took its turn for the bizarre in Round 7. A paraglider who had been circling for a few minutes suddenly descended to the ring. His chute got tangled in a bank of lights, causing him to tumble into the ropes.

The fight was stopped, while several people at ringside pummeled the intruder. He was taken away on a stretcher.

Bowe’s wife, Judy, became faint during the incident and was taken to a hospital herself.

Twenty-one minutes later, the fight resumed. Holyfield regained his title with a close decision.

Bowe said: “We’ll be back. It was unfortunate when that guy came out of the sky. He frightened my wife.”

The “fan man,” so named because of the fanlike motorized contraption on his back that helped him stay aloft, was James Miller, 30. He would drop in on a couple more sporting events over the years, though never with the same level of notoriety. He was found dead in the Alaskan wilderness in 2003, apparently a suicide.

Bowe and Holyfield fought once more, with Bowe winning. The fight was again at Caesars Palace, but no one came down from the sky.

McCall’s Tears: February 1997, Las Vegas Hilton

Oliver McCall and Lennox Lewis, both former champions, fought for a vacant heavyweight title. McCall had recently been involved in several arrests and trips to rehab, but so have many boxers over the years. No one expected what was to come.

After the third round, McCall did not return to his corner, but instead paced around the ring. In the fourth, he looked nothing like a professional fighter. He threw few if any punches and often just stood still or wandered aimlessly around the ring, to the surprise of the commentators and displeasure of the crowd. Lewis was wary, but got frequent shots in.

After Round 4, McCall was seen to be crying copiously. He defended himself even less in Round 5 and took more blows from Lewis. At this point the referee, Mills Lane (also the ref in the Fan Man fight), quickly stopped the bout.

“My strategy was — and I know it sounds kind of absurd — was a kind of rope-a-dope,” McCall claimed after the fight. He said the crying was an effort to get himself into an emotional state.

The promoter, Bob Arum, told The Los Angeles Times: “We all learned a lesson tonight. If a kid is in rehab, you don’t let him into a major fight.

Did McCall ever return to the sport that seemed to cause him such anguish? He sure did, fighting 38 more times over 18 years, only hanging up his gloves at age 49.

The Bite: June 1997, MGM Grand

Seven months before, Evander Holyfield had dealt the once unbeatable Mike Tyson only his second career loss, after the Buster Douglas upset.

On the night of their rematch, Tyson fared well for the first two rounds, but the fight was slowed by numerous clinches. That perhaps frustrated Tyson. Late in the third round, during one clinch, he suddenly bit Holyfield’s ear, bloodying it and causing Holyfield to leap up in rage and pain. Tyson then shoved Holyfield from behind.

Referee Mills Lane (again) deducted 2 points from Tyson but allowed the fight to continue after several minutes’ delay. Twenty seconds after the restart, Tyson bit the other ear.

Tyson was disqualified. “He butted me in the second round and he looked at me and butted me again,” Tyson said. “No one deducted points. This is my career. What am I supposed to do? I’ve got children to raise.”

A melee broke out in the ring after the announcement, with Tyson taking a swing at a police officer.

The fight, coupled with the previous loss to Holyfield, brought the end to Tyson’s aura of invincibility. He was 5-3 with 2 no-contests for the rest of his career.

The Ref’s K.O.: August 1998, Las Vegas Hilton

Bernard Hopkins was a middleweight champion and a favorite over the rather unheralded Robert Allen. But a quick victory was not forthcoming.

The fighters came together in a fourth-round clinch and the referee Mills Lane (!) pushed the men apart. Lane was 60 years old and the shove didn’t seem particularly violent, but it mysteriously sent Hopkins through the ropes and to the floor.

Hopkins injured his ankle in the fall, and the fight was stopped and declared a no-contest.

“He bailed out,” Allen told reporters. “He could have continued to fight. I think he just fell through the ropes and took a dive.”

The bizarre ending did set up a rematch the next year, which Hopkins won by knockout. The men fought again in 2004 with Hopkins winning by decision.

Hopkins fought for a title as recently as last December at age 51.

READ MORE: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/sports/conor-mcgregor-vs-floyd-mayweather-las-vegas.html


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Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor: Latest Odds And Complete Prop Betting List For Superfight

AUG 21, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, one of the most-anticipated boxing matches in history, is nearly here. With a domestic purchase price of $99 for the HD pay-per-view broadcast, it’s also projected to be the highest grossing fight of all time—and that is just one of the many things you can bet on surrounding this week’s superfight.

The upcoming bout is expected to smash all sorts of records, including the 4.6 million PPV buys set by Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Thanks to books offering an exhaustive list of props, you can wager on whether or not the total purchases on Saturday evening will hit an all-time high. Fans that are even more optimistic about the sales figures can get more favorable odds that the fight eclipses five million total buys. This is an intriguing and unusual sports bet to make, but it is far from the most bizarre available on the board.

Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and around the world are taking action on a wide variety of exotic props that range from the pre-fight walkout (Will Justin Bieber carry Floyd’s belts? Will the combatants touch gloves?), to in-fight occurrences (Will McGregor attempt a kick? What minute will the fight end?) and even potential post-fight happenings (Will a rematch occur? Will Mayweather step inside the UFC octagon?).

READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkay/2017/08/21/floyd-mayweather-vs-conor-mcgregor-latest-odds-and-complete-prop-betting-list-for-superfight/#3e053df91489


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