You Tube used to be a schoolboy insult that often preceded an invitation to fisticuffs.
And a ‘square go’ down by Blythswood Street in Glasgow.
Now it’s the domain for everything.
Including an invitation to, yes, fisticuffs with YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI fighting on paid television in Los Angeles tonight.
Of course, it has been derided by purists of the Sweet Science.
Who conveniently forget that the Greatest, Muhammad Ali was involved in a wrestling bout with Antonio Inoki.
In what has been seen as a precursor to Mixed Martial Arts. It finished a draw… surprise, surprise!
The fight will be a cruiserweight contest.
Which will take place over six rounds Downtown in the Los Angeles Staples Centre.
Downtown LA has been regenerated over recent years.
And it is well worth a visit not least because it is the home of the LA Lakers.
And a chance to people watch. As is West Hollywood and Hollywood of course as I did earlier this year…
When I dug up a legend and her final resting place… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/22/my-weekend-with-marilyn/.
And had myself some sporting and Disney fan in Anaheim… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/07/03/stair-wars-3/
While Las Vegas is seen as the boxing and MMA capital of the world.
And if The Noble Art is your thing hit the Strip for a big fight… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/vegas-strip-the-light-fantastic/.
Also visit https://www.lvcva.com.
Las Vegans are sports mad and their nascent Golden Knights are on the up.
They only got to the Stanley Cup ice hockey final last year.
But I digress which is easy to do.
Because when you’re in California you think about maybe stretching it a bit and also taking in Vegas, and vice-versa.
Deal me in
Of course with American Holidays https://www.americanholidays.com/en-gb/easter-holiday-deals/?infinity=ict2~net~gaw~ar~394981718283~kw~american%20holidays~mt~e~cmp~WG%20-%20NI%20-%20TC%20-%20American%20Holidays%20Brand~ag~American%20Holiday&gclid=CjwKCAiA5JnuBRA-EiwA-0ggPXELrlIE1iI52DVIxkJSR8hdAMaPAqxlFRKVc2s6y2GS-8PCHV-ltBoCq8gQAvD_BwE you can.
I caught up with my American Holidays pals this week, a little later than I’d intended.
But that was because I was off praying in Medjugorje with Marian Pilgrimages… http://www.marian.ie https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/10/18/medgugorje-whats-your-story/.
When AH were throwing a cocktails party and watching Thelma and Louise in Dublin.
Back to that Vegas and California break though.
American Holidays have San Fransisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
It includes return flights from Dublin to San Fransisco to Los Angeles to Las Vegas and return.
And three nights San Fran (Hotel Carlton or similar), three nights LA (Quality Inn Walk of Fame Hollywood or similar), four nights Las Vegas (Excalibur Hotel or similar).
From €1699pps/£1576. Travel May.
I’ll return to my favourite foreign country, and American Holidays soon.
And just for you I’ll keep my eyes on the American sport, better still from the bleachers or a ringside seat.
MEET YOU AT THE STADIUM