Episode 12: Mike Tyson, Bruce Seldon and the Characters of the MGM Grand

Our podcast's host, Casey Callanan, discusses his weekend in Las Vegas with all the characters of the MGM Grand hotel during the Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman showdown. His weekend involved meeting Gerry Cooney in the elevator and running into the legend Freddie "Choir Boy" Roach. 

Casey's experience at the MGM Grand also led him to remember a fairly obscure bout between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon that had historic consequences. As you'll learn on today's episode this fight led to one of the most tragic and historic events in the history of Las Vegas, the death of rapper Tupac Shakur. 

The MGM Grand Garden Arena during the Manny Pacquiao - Keith Thurman fight weekend.

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