BRAWLEY — After four successful campaigns, the Imperial County Law Enforcement Charity Foundation will again sponsor the Battle of the Badges boxing tournament.
The fifth annual event pits the Imperial Valley's finest against each other in the squared circle, with proceeds going to Valley police activities leagues.
The 10-fight event, titled "The Fall of the Peacemaker," kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to include appearances by three-time super lightweight world champion Tony Lopez, former San Diego Charger Chuck Muncie, former Kansas City Chief Joe Martin and two-time Super Bowl champion and former Denver Bronco Glenn Cadrez of El Centro.
Cheerleaders from the XFL's Los Angeles Xtreme franchise will serve as ring-card girls for the bouts.
Making an appearance as a special-guest referee will be Joe Cortez, who has refereed more than 140 world championship fights, second most all-time behind Richard Steele.