It was exciting to witness the recent re-birth of the Glendale fight scene. However, at the first big event, the Glendale Glory, I am sorry to say that the fighters were totally mismatched! Let’s hope a more balanced card can be achieved next time around.
For example, the victory of Art Hovhannesyan, a talented fighter, over Daniel Gonzales was not exactly unanticipated. After all, Gonzales had a record of 9-22-4 with seven straight losses prior to his fight at the Glendale Glory. Also, in the recent sports notebook of July 4 the implication seems to be that Vito Gasparyan (another promising young local fighter) can be dismissed because he no longer trains at the Glendale Fighting Club (“Glendale fighters’ bouts moved back?” July 4).
I felt there was a subtle tone of indifference regarding information on this fighter.
Your reporter may be interested to know that Gasparyan has not given up on his career as a professional boxer and is presently training with Justin Fortune of Fortune Gym who previously has trained World Champions such as Israel Vasquez and Manny Pacquaio, to name a few.