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MGM Grand Garden marks 25 years as iconic boxing venue

The MGM Grand Garden debuted Jan. 29, 1994 with a boxing match pitting Julio Cesar Chavez against a lesser lightweight named Frankie Randall. Big-time prizefighting in Las Vegas was about to undergo a seismic shift.

US Senator John McCain had big impact on Las Vegas fight scene

Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer, sat at ringside for many famous championship fights in Las Vegas. In 1998, he also introduced the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act which helped protect prizefighters from being exploited.

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