Seven toughmen from Ketchikan made the trip to Juneau in order to show off their boxing skills in the ring and establish their presence in Southeast Alaska toughman competitions. When the night was over, five Ketchikan fighters claimed victory, including four wins over Juneau opponents.
She was born Aug. 29, 1954, in Tacoma, Wash. She moved to Juneau at a young age and graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1973. She served briefly in the U.S. Navy before receiving a medical discharge. Valley began working with children at the Henry House with Mrs.
Boxing is growing in Juneau.
Claudia Ann Valley, Bob L. Fagg
``We had five invites, but a couple of them didn't make grades,'' JDBA trainer Ray Lee said. The tournament brought together boxers from the British Columbia towns of Prince Rupert, Prince George, Chetwynd and Terrace, plus there were boxers from Juneau and Palmer, Alaska.
Josh Allen, a 14-year-old boxing at 140 pounds, competed last year in the Junior Olympic District Championships in Port Orchard, Wash. Brent Kimzey, also 14, is a 124-pounder in his first bout. Josh Andrews is a 10-year old from Prince Rupert, British Columbia boxing at 81 pounds.
Anchorage boxing promoter Bob Haag of Big H Promotions expects a sellout for the event, which is a benefit for the Juneau-Douglas Boxing Association and U.S.A Amateur Boxing. "We have 10 bouts scheduled for Friday's 'King of the Ring' event," Haag said.
Following the success of the `King of the Ring' -- an open-format roughhouse boxing competition where anyone can lace up the gloves and swing a punch for prize money -- comes the Southeast Showdown, which will use a similar format. The Southeast Showdown is at 7:30 p.m.
Ketchikan invaded Juneau and took no prisoners Friday night at the 'King of the Ring' roughhouse boxing event at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.
Three Juneau boxers, three gold medals.
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