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Photo of Don King with Larry Holmes after 1979 fight
King & Holmes



In spite of the love/hate relationship Las Vegas has with some sports because of sports betting and we are still fighting over a stadium, the town has played host to some big events. The Mint 400 Race was the richest off-road race in the world and many a golf championship was played out on these desert courses. Naturally a big fight town, nowadays Las Vegas hosts everything from the National Finals Rodeo to Nascar. Here is a look at earlier sporting days.





Las Vegas Mint 400 race 1970
Mint 400 race



Photo of Sonny Liston and George Forman
Liston & Forman



Downtown Las Vegas crowd for Mint 400 party
Mint 400 Party



KJ Howe on the dry lake at state line with Mint 400 car
KJ with race car



G.L. Vitto at the Silver Slipper Fights w/2 showgirls
G.L. Vitto at the Fights



Photo of Sonny Liston, Freddie Little, George Forman
Three Champs



James Garner at the Mint 400 1970
Garner at Mint



Flip Wilson and Parnelli Jones at the Mint 400 1970
Flip and Mint



Downtown Las Vegas Mint 400 race start
Mint 400 Start



Sonny Liston, Freddie Little, George Forman
Jimmy "the Greek"



       
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