While the world’s top boxer, Las Vegan Floyd Mayweather, sits behind bars, a pair of up-and-coming pugilists plan to carry the sport for Las Vegas into the future—and they just happen to be brothers. Diego Magdaleno, 25 (pictured right), and Jesse Magdaleno, 20, are undefeated siblings quickly ascending the ranks. The elder Magdaleno (22-0, 7 KOs), named after Argentina soccer star Diego Maradona, won the NABF super featherweight title in January 2011 and has defended the belt four times. Little bro Jesse might be even better. A standout amateur who likely would be in London for the Olympics right now had he not turned pro, Jesse (10-0, 7 KOs) is undefeated in the super bantamweight division. You can catch both of them on back-to-back nights at Texas Station, Aug. 3 and 4.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products