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Hovhannesyan's foe changes … and changes

Glendale boxer has three changes of opponent in week of fight.

July 15, 2010|From Staff Reports, News-Press

GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.



In the world of boxing, rising fighters such as Glendale's Art Hovhannesyan frequently deal with opponents changing with last-minute notice and fights often falling through.

For the "Lionheart," his fight is still scheduled to go off on Saturday afternoon at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage as part of the untelevised undercard of the latest chapter in HBO's "Boxing After Dark" series.


However, Hovhannesyan (11-0-1, 6 KOs) won't be fighting Walter Estrada (35-13-1) as originally scheduled.

On Monday, it was announced via press release from the Agua Caliente Casino that Hovhannesyan would be fighting Jose Alfredo Lugo (10-13-1) of Richmond in a six-round lightweight bout.

Less than 24 hours later, it was announced that Hovhannesyan is now scheduled for an eight-round bout against Los Angeles' Christian Favela (19-27-6, 10 KOs).

Thus, on Saturday, in the fourth bout on the eight-fight card, Hovhannesyan will square off with Favela. Of course, as always and as was evidenced by this week, the card is always subject to change.



The Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team captured its second straight bronze medal in the Cal State Games in San Diego July 9-11.

The team, which is made up of Kim Fraisse, Adrienne Ingalla, Claire Nolan, Rachel Krebsbach, Daniella Khatchetourian, Karina Alvarez, Olivia Taylor, Rebecca Tjoelker, Taylor Guidera, Dakota Davy Bertram, Shelby Gregg, Kristina Molder, Sabrina Hatzer, Nayiri Kechichian, Stefanie Loporchio, Gabriel Isacson and Shannon Hovanessian, finished the tournament 4-1.

CV defeated Jackrabbit in the bronze-medal game, 6-3, behind six goals from Fraisse.

Up next, the Falcons will participate in the Falcon Tournament, an eight-team tournament to be held Friday and Saturday at Burbank High.

Crescenta Valley will kick off the tournament against Louisville at 2:50 p.m. Friday and then face Temple City at 7:50.

The championship match will start at 1:50 p.m. Saturday.



The Baseball Reliquary will conduct its 12th installment of inductees into the Shrine of the Eternals at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pasadena Central Library's Donald R. Wright Auditorium.

Among those expected to be inducted are former Glendale resident and Major League Baseball Manager Casey Stengel, former major league player Pete Rose and author Roger Angell.

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