Haute Event: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Pay Tribute to Muhammad Ali at Caesars Palace

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition models pose with County Commissioner Tom Collins. From left to right: Crystal Renn, Alyssa Miller, Irina Shayk, Michelle Vawer, Adaora, Genevieve Morton, Kirby Griffin, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, Tom Collins, Anne V, Jessica Gomes, Julie Henderson, Jessica Perez, Nina Agdal, Cintia Dicker, Izabel Goulart and Ariel Meredith.

On Thursday, 19 knockout 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition models paid tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali as they took the ring from the historic Ali/Larry Homes boxing match held at Caesars Palace on Oct. 2, 1980. The stunning lineup posed alongside an 8-foot-tall SI cover featuring Ali, packing a powerful punch as spectators watched from the sidelines of Caesars Palace.

Joining the Sports Illustrated models was Clark County Commissioner and LVCVA Chair Tom Collins.

The celebrated Ali/Holmes fight was the first mega-fight ever held on a casino property and set the stage for hundreds of sports events that helped to establish Las Vegas as a top U.S. destination for great sports spectaculars.

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