Boxing Fans: Fight Night at Sapphire This Saturday

This Saturday night, April 17, Sapphire Las Vegas will be screening the “Fight Club” bout between Jake Paul and Ben Askren. Paul is a YouTube star and former Disney actor who decided to become a boxer rather late in his life (he’s 24), after unsuccessful attempts to convince Dana White to book him into the octagon for a UFC match. He’s already won his first two fights as a boxer, surprising many. Askren is a former amateur wrestler and retired MMA fighter who at 36 years of age has also decided to become a pro boxer, or at least, he’s willing to get into the ring with an ex-Disney brat.

This fight is getting a lot of attention and publicity because it’s just so weird that two boxers that never came up through the traditional ranks — Olympic competition, Golden Gloves, a couple years of amateur bouts, etc. — are going to rake in a ton of loot through pay-per-view because people are starved for sporting events and everybody’s talking about them. I’m not so sure this is a great career move for Jake Paul, who had a brain scan after his second fight that revealed “signs of repeated head traumas.”

The Vegas sports books are favoring Jake Paul to win, probably based more on his age than any other factor. Personally, I’d put my money on Ben Askren, as Floyd Mayweather has proven time and again that age and treachery will beat youth and enthusiasm every time.

In any case, Sapphire will be screening this screwball event in their Showroom. They have numerous package deals available for groups of two to ten guests on their website here. Or call 702-869-0003 for reservations, complimetary limo pickup, more info, etc. All Covid-19 restrictions will be adhered to, so wear a mask. Doors open at 6 pm for the prelim bouts. The main event is expected to start between 8 and 9 pm. Full bar, 21+

11 Responses to “Boxing Fans: Fight Night at Sapphire This Saturday”

  1. Erik d

    Sounds like vegas should be open at a hundred percent by June, wonder whether that means clubs can offer lap dances again or will that still violate rules still?

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      • Erik d

        So I just messaged sapphire on their websites chat and they expect to be fully operational including lap dances by June 1.

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        • Arnold Snyder

          Erik d: Everyone in Vegas is being optimistic. I’m not pessimistic, but I am realistic. All of the plans to relax the restrictions in Vegas hinge on the numbers staying down and continuing to go down. Last week it was reported that the number of cases in Washoe County (Reno) went up from 5% to 7.2%, so Washoe County may not qualify to relax their restrictions. Can this happen in Vegas? It’s only April. Who knows where we’ll be by June?

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  2. Aaron

    Geeze… that fight felt about as real as a trophy wife’s titties. What a rip off..

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  3. Bill

    Do you happen to know other than Moorea and sapphire which pools are topless this summer. Bare? Venus?

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Bill: We’re waiting to see what happens with the pools and strip clubs, as no official notice has come out yet regarding topless babes or dancers.

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  4. Nunya

    Based on airfares and room rates, it seems like the airlines and hotels are anticipating/telegraphing better conditions/reopenings in Vegas. Direct flights from Atlanta are double or more in late May and beyond compared to early/mid May. Hotel rates are already spiking for all summer weekends. Week day rates at all Caesars properties are still reasonably low in the summer but up considerably from the $10 per night (plus resort fees) that is in effect through most of May. $10 rates are for the lower end properties like Harrahs, Flamingo, Ballys and Linq.

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    • Erik d

      Yeah nunya, I booked the delano 2 bedroom suite for the week of the 4th for under 160 a night, luckily now it’s running 300-350 a night from what I can tell for the same time. So prices are going up for sure

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  5. Ian

    The Artisan hotel is advertising a toptional European pool experience on their site. I always thought it seemed like a unique quirky little joint so thinking of staying there on my first trip back to Vegas.

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Ian: I’ve never stayed at the Artisan, though I’ve been to parties there, including pool parties. Their pool has been toptional for a few years now, though it’s more lowkey than Sapphire.

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