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By Grant Gordon | December 29, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.   LIONHEART GRABS HYEFIGHTER HONOR Glendale’s own Art “Lionheart” Hovhannesyan was recently named the Hyefighter of the Year for 2008 by Hyefighters.com at the website’s annual awards banquet on Wednesday in North Hollywood. In addition to the award, Hovhannesyan was also presented with a $3,500 check by 2007 award recipient, Roman Mitichyan , a mixed martial arts fighter from Glendale, as well.
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By Grant Gordon | December 19, 2008
GLENDALE — A 26-year-old, up-and-coming promoter, Glendale’s Kahren Harutyunyan isn’t too proud to admit he needed a little help from his dad this week. With e-mails streaming in, two phones that never seem to stop ringing and the most ambitious boxing card of his career to promote, Harutyunyan had to call in his dear-old dad to help drive him from obligation to obligation. “It’s been very, very hectic,” said Harutyunyan, whose Art of Boxing Promotions presents its third fight card, “Season’s Beatings,” on Saturday at the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood.
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February 8, 2008
Junior middleweight boxing phenom Vanes ?The Nightmare? Martirosyan remained undefeated with an impressive third-round technical knockout on Thursday. Martirosyan (19-0, 13 KOs), a Glendale resident, dominated his most formidable opponent yet, Michi Munoz (20-2, 13 KOs), in a bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, televised live on the Versus Network. It was Martirosyan?s third fight in 49 days, and his second this year after he decisioned Clarence Taylor on Jan. 4. Martirosyan, a former Olympian, landed 92 of 196 punches thrown (47%)
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By Gabriel Rizk | January 8, 2010
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — It was essentially a weight off the shoulders for the promoters and participants of Glendale Glory 2. Thursday night’s official weigh-in at Outback Steakhouse on Brand Blvd. for the six-fight card to be held tonight at the Glendale Civic Auditorium marked the last hurdle in the run-up to the actual event, and now all involved can simply concentrate on putting on a good show for local fight fans in attendance, as well as those watching the live broadcast on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.
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By Gabriel Rizk | June 15, 2009
NORTHEAST GLENDALE ? From the action in the ring to the diverse crowd of fight fans on hand, Friday night?s Glendale Glory wasn?t unlike many other showcases of up-and-coming talent that occur regularly in cities across America. But for the city of Glendale, it was an extraordinary evening. For 62 years, there has been a citywide ban in place on boxing exhibitions, one that was recently lifted temporarily by the City Council, after no small amount of debate and lobbying, for the purpose of just such an event as Friday?
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By Gabriel Rizk | September 19, 2008
SOUTHWEST GLENDALE — With three boxers fighting out of the gym itself, and a total of four Glendale fighters set to do battle at the Warner Center War II, the atmosphere was lively at the Glendale Fighting Club on Thursday afternoon for the official weigh-ins for the event. Several dozen spectators filled the sunlit training club, where 14 boxers were checked in and weighed for the seven-bout card that will take place tonight at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 1, 2010
GLENDALE — For a while there, Art of Boxing Promotions President and former bantamweight contender Kahren Harutyunyan thought his focus on pursuing a law degree might force him to abandon the boxing promotions by which he's made a name for himself outside of the ring over the past several years. That didn't last long, though, as midway through the Glendale resident's first year of law school the lure of the fight game proved to be too strong to ignore. The result is Glendale Glory 3, a collaboration between Art of Boxing and Bash Promotions, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 1, 2010
GLENDALE — For a while there, Art of Boxing Promotions President and former bantamweight contender Kahren Harutyunyan thought his focus on pursuing a law degree might force him to abandon the boxing promotions by which he's made a name for himself outside of the ring over the past several years. That didn't last long, though, as midway through the Glendale resident's first year of law school the lure of the fight game proved to be too strong to ignore. The result is Glendale Glory 3, a collaboration between Art of Boxing and Bash Promotions, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.
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By Gabriel Rizk | March 9, 2010
GLENDALE — After four-plus rounds in which he was in firm control, but also sustained some minor injuries, Art “Lionheart” Hovhannesyan brought his lightweight bout against Hensley Stratchan to an abrupt end on Saturday night at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage. Spurred on by a head butt from Stratchan in the fifth round that opened a cut above his temple, Hovhannesyan turned up the pressure on his opponent, drawing blood with a straight right and unleashing a barrage of punches to force a stoppage at the 1:45 mark of the fifth round.
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By Gabriel Rizk | January 8, 2010
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — It was essentially a weight off the shoulders for the promoters and participants of Glendale Glory 2. Thursday night’s official weigh-in at Outback Steakhouse on Brand Blvd. for the six-fight card to be held tonight at the Glendale Civic Auditorium marked the last hurdle in the run-up to the actual event, and now all involved can simply concentrate on putting on a good show for local fight fans in attendance, as well as those watching the live broadcast on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.
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By Grant Gordon | December 29, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.   LIONHEART GRABS HYEFIGHTER HONOR Glendale’s own Art “Lionheart” Hovhannesyan was recently named the Hyefighter of the Year for 2008 by Hyefighters.com at the website’s annual awards banquet on Wednesday in North Hollywood. In addition to the award, Hovhannesyan was also presented with a $3,500 check by 2007 award recipient, Roman Mitichyan , a mixed martial arts fighter from Glendale, as well.
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By Grant Gordon | October 24, 2009
GLENDALE — It might very well be that Art “Lionheart” Hovhannesyan is ready to take the step in his boxing career — a step closer to the spotlight and contender status. Facing what his Glendale Fighting Club camp deemed his toughest opponent yet, Hovhannesyan turned in what was likely the finest bout of his burgeoning career, knocking out the seasoned Adrian Navarrete in 2:21 of the first round of their scheduled six-round 140-pound bout late Thursday night at Commerce Casino.
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By Gabriel Rizk | June 15, 2009
NORTHEAST GLENDALE ? From the action in the ring to the diverse crowd of fight fans on hand, Friday night?s Glendale Glory wasn?t unlike many other showcases of up-and-coming talent that occur regularly in cities across America. But for the city of Glendale, it was an extraordinary evening. For 62 years, there has been a citywide ban in place on boxing exhibitions, one that was recently lifted temporarily by the City Council, after no small amount of debate and lobbying, for the purpose of just such an event as Friday?
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By Grant Gordon | June 11, 2009
GLENDALE — It’s been roughly nine months since Glendale’s Art “Lionheart” Hovhannesyan has fought. Thus, to say the rising lightweight fighter is amped for his return to the ring on Friday would be an understatement. “I’ve just been waiting impatiently,” he said through interpreter Edmond Tarverdyan, his trainer at the Glendale Fighting Club. “I’m hungry.” Hovhannesyan is set to take on journeyman Daniel Gonzalez in a six-round lightweight bout at Glendale Glory at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, with fellow countryman and Glendale fighter Gapo “The Ghost” Tolmajyan set to face Hugo Ramos in a four-round featherweight contest.
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By Grant Gordon | December 19, 2008
GLENDALE — A 26-year-old, up-and-coming promoter, Glendale’s Kahren Harutyunyan isn’t too proud to admit he needed a little help from his dad this week. With e-mails streaming in, two phones that never seem to stop ringing and the most ambitious boxing card of his career to promote, Harutyunyan had to call in his dear-old dad to help drive him from obligation to obligation. “It’s been very, very hectic,” said Harutyunyan, whose Art of Boxing Promotions presents its third fight card, “Season’s Beatings,” on Saturday at the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood.
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