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More sad news to report as we’ve learned that Las Vegas businessman and friend to boxing Tony Rila passed away last night in his sleep at the age of 66. Tony was the owner of the state of the art IBA Gym where the biggest names in boxing trained for their Vegas megafights. The gym was actually located in Tony’s backyard and Oscar de la Hoya, the Klitschkos, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley and Ricky Hatton are just a few of the elite fighters who trained there. Tony loved the sport of boxing and was well known as a collector of pugilistic memorabilia. He was also an avid poker player.