Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Pack a Punch in Famed Muhammad Ali/Larry Holmes Boxing Ring at Caesars Palace

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Paying tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Sports Illustrated models pose next to Ali’s 8-foot SI cover.
This week 19 knockout 2012 Sports Illustrated (SI) 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 October 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 (Photo credit: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau)

Crystal Renn, Alyssa Miller, Michelle Vawer, Adaora, Kirby Griffin, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, Anne V, Jessica Gomes, Julie Henderson, Jessica Perez, Nina Agdal, Cintia Dicker, Izabel Goulart, Ariel Meredith, Genevieve Morton.
Crystal Renn, Alyssa Miller, Michelle Vawer, Adaora, Kirby Griffin, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, Anne V, Jessica Gomes, Julie Henderson, Jessica Perez, Nina Agdal, Cintia Dicker, Izabel Goulart, Ariel Meredith, Genevieve Morton.

Photo credit: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau.

Joining the SI 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.

ports 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, Ariel Meredith
ports 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, Ariel Meredith

Photo credit: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau.