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FEAR & CLOTHING IN LAS VEGAS
Rick Reilly
July 07, 1997
The finery and thuggery of a fight-week crowd in Las Vegas are beyond belief—but then, so was the surreal aftermath of Tyson-Holyfield II
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July 07, 1997

Fear & Clothing In Las Vegas

The finery and thuggery of a fight-week crowd in Las Vegas are beyond belief—but then, so was the surreal aftermath of Tyson-Holyfield II

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Roseanne: "Well, too bad you were on the wrong side of the O.J. trial."

Bald man: "I was?"

Roseanne: "Aren't you Robert Shapiro?"

Bald man: "No, I'm Dick Vitale."

Roseanne: "Oh."

Then there is this:

ESPN's Chris Meyer: "So, do you actually change your baby's diapers?"

Madonna (drily): "No. I never see the kid. I'm always out singing and dancing."

15 MINUTES TO THE FIGHT

There is a feeling of dread among the fans at ringside: Shaq hasn't sat down yet. When he does, the fans fear, somebody's $1,500 view ($12,000 if bought from a scalper) is going to be mostly of the back of Shaq's gigantic head and white golf cap.

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