An impressive-looking 288-page book. In fact, the illustrations, mostly glossy impactful it often detracts from the words. But it is a book to be read at leisure and treasured. -- Claude Abrams, Boxing News
By now it has become tradition, and Dahlberg, who has covered the sport in Las Vegas for the AP since 1979, has done more than preserve that tradition in this oversize book, which is stuffed with photographs. In tracing the growth of boxing in his city, he has dug up more than a few gems and arranged them with wit. -- Richard Hoffer, Sports Illustrated
If you've ever been to Las Vegas or ever seen a fight in Las Vegas, this is a must read. The stories are fascinating, and the photos mesmerizing. -- Gene Kilroy, Former Business Manager of Muhammad Ali
Through Dahlberg's words and the photos from some of the best in the business, you can be there for Sonny Liston training in the Thunderbird Hotel, Mike Tyson making his comeback and then falling from grace at the MGM Grand, and Hagler and Hearns waging their own personal war in Caesars Palace. It's like a Vegas boxing travelogue without leaving the house. -- Thomas Gerbasi, Maxboxing.com
About 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.