By Chuck Giampa
Mike La Cella, a timekeeper with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for almost three decades, passed away last week. La Cella was a long time resident of Las Vegas, originally from Warren, Ohio. He became a timekeeper in 1981. His first major assignment was on the Leonard-Hearns card in 1981 and he was one of the timekeepers working the historic Foreman-Moore Heavyweight Title fight. Mike was the most kind, unselfish, professional imaginable. Rest In Peace, Good Friend!