The Los Angeles Athletic Club hosted its 6th Annual L.A. Collegiate Boxing Invitational (Rivals in the Ring) Friday, December 4, 2015. The main event featured UCLA versus USC in a cross-town showdown.
With the availability of fights on pay-per-view television, HBO Fight Nights and 20,000+ person spectacles at Las Vegas hotels, it’s easy to forget that “the sweet science” has long ties to academia and high society. The Los Angeles Athletic Club has not forgotten these boxing traditions. Our evening included great food, extravagant outfits, and tremendous matchups between seven different colleges. The black-tie optional event also included a whiskey/scotch tasting by the Ambassador of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg. This was a great option for those who enjoy the finer things in life, such as sipping a nice scotch.
The event featured ten different bouts sanctioned by the NCBA (National Collegiate Boxing Association). The feature event was a bout between the women of Troy and UCLA. In her 2nd year boxing at this event, Rachel Luba of UCLA, defeated Rocky Canon of USC, in a very close fight that had fans of both schools on their feet cheering. This match-up now has the cross-town rivalry tied at three wins each.