GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
SIX LOCALS SET FOR JUNE BOUTSVanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan will not only be squaring off with "Mean" Joe Greene in the biggest fight of his young career on Saturday night, but the Glendale boxer will also begin quite a stretch of local boxers and mixed martial artists taking to their respective rings and cages.
Martirosyan (27-0, 16-0 KOs) will face Greene (24-0, 13 KOs) live on HBO with the broadcast beginning at 7:15 p.m.
As it relates to local fighters, the month will close on June 20 with MMA fighter Karen Darabedyan (9-2) facing Will Kerr (8-2) at World Extreme Cagefighting's first event in Canada. The card will air live on Versus at 6 p.m., but Darabedyan's fight is currently scheduled for the unaired prelims, but could make air pending on the duration of the main card fights.