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 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.
Associated Press boxing writer Tim Dahlberg tells the stories behind the fights, delivering a knockout collection of tales. Follow the city and its fighters from the first big fight outdoors at old Cashman Field in 1955 to today's outrageous antics of Mike Tyson and brilliance of Oscar De La Hoya.