SPORTS BRIEFS

Glendale college Golf Tourney

Sponsorships and golfing opportunities are available for the annual Glendale College Foundation Golf Tournament, which will be held June 8 at Oakmont Country Club.

Harley Davidson of Glendale is the tournament's sponsor.

Funds raised from the tournament help support many programs and projects at the college.

For more information, call (818) 551-5201.

Openings available for AYSO season

AYSO Region 88 fall season registration has been completed, but there are still some openings available.

For more information, visit the organization's website at www.ayso88.org.

Glendale High golf tournament

The third annual Glendale High Golf Tournament will take place June 29 at the La Cañada Country Club.

The cost is $125 per player and $500 per foursome.

Check-in is at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start of 1 p.m.

Entry fees include green and cart fee, lunch, Mexican buffet dinner, souvenirs, prizes, awards and a raffle.

Checks should be made payable to Glendale High School Athletics and donations are also welcomed. They should be sent to Glendale High, 1440 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205 with attention to Brent Forsee or Rene Valdes.

For more information, contact assistant principals Rene Valdes at 242-3161 ext. 1655 or rvaldes@gusd.net or Brent Forsee at 242-3161 ext. 1199 or bforsee@gusd.net.

Boxing set to return again to Glendale

Boxing will return to Glendale following a 62-year hiatus. Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing, will present “Glendale Glory” at the Glendale Civic Auditorium at 8 p.m. June 12.

The seven-bout fight card will be highlighted by undefeated local fighters, Dean “Irish Lightning” Byrne (10-0, 4 knockouts), Art “Lion Heart” Hovhannesyan (7-0-1, two knockouts), “Mad” Max Skayzer (6-0-1, one knockout), Lateef “Power” Kayode (5-0, four knockouts) and Gabriel “The Ghost” Tolmajyan (5-1, one knockout). Featured in the co-main event will be 23-year-old Heavyweight prospect Andrey “The Russian Bear” Fedosov (19-1, 15 knockouts) as he attempts to capture the WBC Heavyweight I/C Youth Title.

During the fall of 1947, a group of Glendale citizens petitioned to prohibit the sport of boxing citing the sport as “unwholesome” entertainment.

For over 62 years, Section 5.32 of the Glendale Municipal Code banned professional boxing matches within the entire City of Glendale.

That changed March 17, when the Glendale City Council voted to temporarily lift the ban and allow a trial period for a boxing event at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.

The historic decision to revisit and revise Glendale's long-standing prohibition on boxing in Glendale was brought about by a determined and persistent Kahren Harutyunyan, a lifelong resident of Glendale and a former NABO Champion.

Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased online by going to www.artofboxingpromotions.com or www.bashboxing.com.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling Art of Boxing Promotions at (818) 521-2373 or Bash Boxing at (213) 700-7001.


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