HOLLYWOOD — Taking the latest step in what’s quickly becoming a promising career, Glendale boxer Artur Bernetsyan remained undefeated with a dominant knockout win late Thursday night as one of four fighters with local ties claiming victory at King of the West Promotions’ debut event, Rage Against the Ropes, at the Circus Disco in Hollywood.
“The whole point of fights like this is getting better,” said Bernetsyan’s trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan. “It’s step by step.”
Bernetsyan continued his ascent with a second-round knockout of Nick Brannie, while the Glendale-trained trio of Andy Dermendyan, Haik Tsaturyan and Jared Papazian were victorious in their mixed martial arts bouts.
The only defeat to be had for a local fighter came when Glendale resident Vacho Avagyan was knocked out in the third round of his boxing bout with Richard Contreras in what was later named the promotion’s fight of the night.