SPORTS BRIEFS

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.

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 Rene Valdes at 242-3161 ext. 1655 or rvaldes@gusd.net or Brent Forsee at 242-3161 ext. 1199 or bforsee@gusd.net.

Basketball camp set to take place

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball Coach Shawn Zargarian will conduct a basketball camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20-24 at Crescenta Valley High's gymnasium, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta.

The camp is geared for athletes 7-13.

The cost is $225 per person. For more information, contact Zargarian at szargarian@gusd.net.


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