A 62-year-old ban on professional boxing in the City of Glendale, California will become history on Friday, June 12th, 2009 when Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing, presents “Glendale Glory” at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.
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. But that all changed on March 17, 2009 when the Glendale City Council voted to temporarily lift the 62-year-old ban and allow a trial period for a boxing event at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.
The historic decision to revisit and revise the 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. Harutyunyan, along with local fighters, trainers, managers, promoters, and concerned citizens repeatedly stood before the Glendale City Council and asked for change.
For the first time in over 60 years, fans of Glendale can see tomorrow’s boxing stars on June 12th!
Heavyweight prospect Andrey “The Russian Bear” Fedosov (19-1, 15 KOs) headlines the history-making “Glendale Glory!” event as he attempts to capture the WBC Heavyweight Intercontinental Youth Title.
The seven-bout card will also showcase top local fighters, including jr welterweight Dean “Irish Lightning” Byrne (10-0, 4 KOs), lightweight Art “LionHeart” Hovhannesyan (7-0-1, 2 KOs), welterweight “Mad” Max Skayzer (6-0-1, 1 KO), heavyweight Lateef “Power” Kayode (5-0, 4 KOs) and featherweight Gabriel “The Ghost” Tolmajyan (5-1, 1 KO).
Tickets to “Glendale Glory!” start at $45 and can be purchased by calling (818) 521-2373 or (213) 700-7001. Doors open at 7pm and the first bout is at 8pm.