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7/30/2012 12:01:00 AM
Hells Angels to host Chino Valley boxing event
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Larry Scott, member of the Hells Angels Arizona Nomads, is helping to organize a Boxing Smoker to be held at Doreenís Bar and Grill in Chino Valley. The Aug. 18  event is being held to promote youth boxing in the area.
Courtesy photo/Matt Santos
Larry Scott, member of the Hells Angels Arizona Nomads, is helping to organize a Boxing Smoker to be held at Doreenís Bar and Grill in Chino Valley. The Aug. 18 event is being held to promote youth boxing in the area.
By Matt Santos

Doreen's Bar and Grill in Chino Valley will play host to a Boxing Smoker on Saturday, Aug. 18. The all day event is being sponsored by the Hells Angels Arizona Nomads, local members of the international motorcycle club.

Larry Scott, a longtime Chino Valley resident and member of the club, is helping organize the event. Scott says he hopes the public will set aside any preconceived ideas about the club, instead focusing on the purpose of the event.

"We're putting this on for the kids in town," said Scott. "There will be matches based on weight classes and even a female class. So far the youngest division is the 11-year olds."

Scott says the club is expecting more than 100 riders and their families from around the state, as well as visiting clubs for inter-club bouts featuring adult boxers. He acknowledges that some in town won't welcome such a large group of riders, especially in the wake of the 2010 shootout between members of his group and Vagos, a rival club.

In June, the charges against seven defendants from the 2010 case, including Scott, were dismissed in Yavapai County Superior Court.

Sending out an open invitation to the community, Scott hopes the town will give the event a chance.

"All I ask is that before anyone makes up their mind about me or about the club, they come out and hang with us, see what we're all about," said Scott. "I ask that the folks in the community not believe what they read or what they hear, but come over and hang out with us. We're no different than anyone else."

The Aug. 18 event will feature three one-minute rounds in the kids' classes. Event organizers will provide headgear and 16-ounce gloves. Boxers will need to provide their own mouthpieces.

Scott says Robert Vaughan, a paramedic, will serve as an in-ring referee to ensure the safety of the fighters. Vaughan will also handle early registration in an effort to provide even match ups.

"We're hoping everyone will register early, that way we can make sure they get evenly matched. Vaughan's taking care of that, looking at weight, skill, and experience," said Scott, adding that there are several gyms in the area where boxers can train, including Golden Cobra in Cottonwood. "What's really important though, is that with this altitude, they train and get some air in them. That's the biggest thing."

Scott is confident that the event will go on with little or no trouble, but said he wanted to get the word out early to avoid causing worry in the community.

"We're going to have more than 100 bikes and I can anticipate a few folks seeing us ride into town and get a little worried," said Scott. "I went over and had a talk with Police Chief Chuck Wynn, to let him know what we're planning, and to see if we needed any permits or anything. I did that as a sign of respect to let him know we don't want or expect any trouble."

"Mr. Scott came to see me, to inform me of the event and let me know what's taking place," said Wynn. "I told him that my concerns are, as always, the safety of the public. That's number one. The safety of those participating in and attending the event is also very important. We talked about informing the public, because in the past we've had large events and people weren't told about them. When that happens, we start to get curiosity calls to 911 and that can overwhelm the system. And, obviously, with motorcycles, traffic, and music, it increases that curiosity."

Wynn added that his department plans to increase patrols that day, in an effort to stop any issues before they arise.

"As with any event this size, we will beef up patrol because of the additional traffic," said Wynn. "And this one, because it's happening at a bar where alcohol will be served, has the potential for spin-off problems."

Following the first bouts beginning at 10 a.m., the boxers will take a break at 1 p.m. to hold a bike run. The run will begin at Doreen's on Arizona Trail, then cross Highway 89 to Road 4 North. The caravan of more than 100 bikes will then proceed west to Yuma Drive, south on Yuma, then east on Road 3 North. They will then travel north on Hwy 89 back to Doreen's.

"We're going up to Yuma past Teddy Toth's house, because more than likely, he's not going to be able to come to Doreen's. Anyone who wants to ride is welcome to join the run," said Scott.

Toth, a member of the local Nomad chapter, suffers from ailing health. His Yuma Drive house was the scene of the 2010 shootout.

This event is not unique for the club according to Scott, who also helped organize a toy drive this past winter.

"We're involved in community groups all over the country, all over the world," said Scott. "Last year our chapter collected toys at Christmas time by talking to the public and hosting bike runs. We took the toys up to the Boys and Girls Center in Kingman. We were able to collect enough to take care all those kids, giving them a really nice Christmas."

Scott hopes the August event will open up an opportunity for him to start a gym in Chino Valley sometime in the near future.

"This is where I'm from and I'd like to do something to keep these kids out of trouble," said Scott. "My whole deal is that I want to do something for the kids. I'd like to see kids start boxing, giving them a place fight or to learn how to fight. I hope it keeps them from straying off and getting into trouble. This town used to have a nice skate park, my own kids used to hang out there. But financially, the town couldn't keep it and that's really sad for the kids."

Scott said his time coaching football for Chino Valley High School and his involvement in the now defunct local rodeo opened his eyes to a real need in the community.

"I've coached high school football and I was involved in bringing rodeo to town years ago as Steer Wrestling Director," said Scott. "It's important to provide an outlet for kids, and some kids aren't able to participate in organized sports like football, baseball, or soccer. It takes a lot of time and can be really expensive. Realistically, a lot of families in Chino just can't afford it."

He says he hopes to develop his gym as a non-profit organization, providing an inexpensive place for kids to work out.

"If I can get enough support from the community to pay the rent and keep the lights on, that would be great."

Admission to the Aug. 18 event is $10 per person, $15 per couple. Admission is free to boxers and children 12 and under. Late registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Vaughan can be reached at 928-899-7647 for early registration.

More information on food and drink specials, as well as the days other entertainment is available by calling Doreen's at 928-636-0309.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Article comment by: Eric Lee

@no no no wrong thing to do

" It never was said. I think it will only benefit the HA club."

Do you even realize how those two sentences sound, together? I'm reminded of Carl Sagan re: the planet Venus. "Observation: You couldn't see a thing. Conclusion: Dinosaurs."

People in general need to learn to use three words: "I -- don't -- know." Guessing and speculating instead of finding out for yourself doesn't do you or anyone a bit of good.

Posted: Monday, December 03, 2012
Article comment by: Flint Mitchell

What surprises me, but then again not really (just look at who the "Average American" i.e. voters elected) is the number of sheeple who believe that the Dept. of Justice and other law enforcement agencies say about "Anything"!

As it is with anything in life, do your OWN due diligence before you swallow the government's Kool-Aide. In order to know anything, you need to gett off your butt and go find out yourself. I think if you did, you would see that the HAMC exists for reasons like any other this case it is for men who like motorcycles, many are Veterans, and who enjoy having a sense of brotherhood and belonging. Lkike any organization, you have people who do good, and others who are royal screw ups. If you have sny shred of "common" sense, you cannot paint the entire organization with the same brush. Please, don't be a media sucker.

Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Article comment by: wilbur hells angels supporter

I don't get how you people can sit here and talk about good people.... I am 20 years old and have been around the club my entire life... The club has been there for me wether it was needing help when no one was around to help me lift something or just needing someone to hang out with when I was at rock bottom... You guys need to get a grip if they didn't have a patch on their back you would never know they were a hells angel.... Either stop talking crap about people you don't know or come out and actually meet them...
Michael Williams

Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Article comment by: Jeremiah Shivers

@ Jason Chambers- This show is supposed to be for charity even if 81 is running it. You Don't Get Paid! But if you do want to fight I wouldn't mind kicking some Hollywood ...?

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2012
Article comment by: Too @ LE Supporter

Sounds like you just wish to bash an ex-spouse in a public forum, plus try the "poor pitiful me" routine. If your allegations are true, you should be filing in court not in the land of public opinion. But regardless, your story in no way compares to the the National Organized Crime Syndicate known as the Hells Angels.

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2012
Article comment by: @LE Supporter

Sorry, it is not just a few in a group that I am judging. With a year of harassment by a member of LE, including physical violence and other threats, and calls to LE to help it stop, and all they do is give him a pat on the back and tell him to be a good boy, I have plenty to judge by.

In this area, LE is a joke.

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2012
Article comment by: LE Supporter

@ "@LE Supporter" - it is people like you and the poster before you that will keep me posting here. You ignorant and false accusations with no basis of fact what-so-ever is why I am "so over the top" with what I post. No, I have never been to Doreen's. Never said I had been. Only said I would never go there. I don't need a subscription to the paper to read on-line and post. You are doing exactly what people here are upset about pointing out a few bad apples in LE and judging an entire profession or group. You can't have it both ways and that is always the issue here. Take one stance one day and return the next with a completly different moral compass. If you want to defend the HA by saying that not all of them are bad because a few of them are bad, then I would assume you will be here the next time an officer gets hung out to defend the rest of LE with the same defense. But, I know that is not likely.

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Article comment by: @LE Supporter

I have never supported Doreens, live in the wrong area, but just may, since you seem to object to it so much.

You and your LE buddies, who protect each other when they abuse their spouses and children should be ashamed of yourselves. You dare to call one group of people criminal, just because they do not have badges to hide behind. You and your LE buddies are no better than the worst criminals out there.

Sorry, but I know many of you ... hiding behind badges.

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Article comment by: to: LE SUPPORTER

Going to cancel your subscription to the newspaper, yeah right ... I believe that just about as much as the fiction contained in most police reports I have ever read, or that you have ever even been inside Doreen's Place in your life. I would love it to be true if that meant we would never have to see your over the top comments on here again.

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Article comment by: @ Grow Up? Get A CLUE!

Well yay for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Article comment by: get real

Hell's Angels have unlimited resources for lawyers,and can buy their way out of anything,even shooting other people.This chapter of Hell's Angels is the same one that took in a under cover policeman and faked a Mango being shot in the Desert.This led to the shoot out in Laughlen.For the most part, they got off for this also when they went thru the court process.Hopefully,the police are a little more care full when dealing with gang members for all our sakes.

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Article comment by: get real

A couple of years ago,several Hell's Angels showed up at Woody's that was in the Harkin's Family Center in Prescott Valley.They were after one rival gang member,a Vago . If it had not been for the Prescott Valley Police showing up,there would have been a shoot out right there with all the women and children that were in and around the center. Several Vago's were on their way to help their gang member at Woody's. This had been a long time bike night that welcomed family members and friends. That put on end to that.What about the families and people that would have been shot if the Vagos had showed up? Mongos are also in this too. Another rivel gang,and are we going to be deceived and promote this in our Tri-City Area?

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Article comment by: get real

All bikers know what 1 %ers mean. Thats the one percent that commit the most crime in the country. Hell's Angels are a 1% outlaw bike gang, That pretty much says it all.

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Article comment by: Sheesh Deluxe

I've been dying for an excuse to get my children to a chino bar so they can fight other kids.

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Article comment by: no no no wrong thing to do

This whole deal is a bad idea. What is the funding for. It never was said. I think it will only benefit the HA club. And anybody that goes and takes their kids is crazy. A benefit for kids should be named and go to the kids of chino not the kids of the hell angels, or their cause. Watch gangland people and you will understand who they really are. Help all the homeless kids in chino. Or the food bank or animal shelter, instead of these kinds of people.

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Article comment by: OH MY

Wow as I read all the comments on here I wonder how many of the people that are judging and saying such hate towards people you don't even know clam to be Christians? it cant be to many, but if it is, do you think your God is ok with this? I think not. Instead of saying such hate why not ask the "HA" what they are going to do with all the money they will make off this event? and how much of it is really going back in to the community? I myself would NEVER support the HA but to each there own,

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Article comment by: Quickie Question

If the Black Panthers were sponsoring the event, would it come across racist to anyone? Because I'm PRETTY SURE that race is a factor IS the Hell's Angels. And HELLO? Hell's Angels???? Does their name even makes sense? GANG. It's a GANG. Don't be in denial - they won't deny they are a GANG.

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Article comment by: Get Real!

A "gang" who intimidates, carries weapons, drugs, etc end up in prisons or cemeteries is being patronized by "morons" who defend their "cause"????? Get real!

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Article comment by: NO Comparison!

@Just Saying-You're comparing oranges to apples. No one is "attending" when you go shopping or to the bank or anywhere, etc. Are you for real? This "gang" are not made up of missionaires!!!! Take your blinders off.

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Article comment by: @ JUST SAYING

When HA's shop or go out to eat, you have to ask yourself this question. Is going to Safeway an organized event. (NO)
However holding an organized event and advertising the fact attracts alot of undesirable elements.
Doreen's is holding an advertized event.
It is a promotion of an event that is geared toward adults with a violent bent and booze.
Add to that 100 bikers riding down our towns streets. The same streets that had gunfire on them due to the association they have.
It is because we have a free nation that events take place and we can give our voice a place to air on line or in news print.
It does not matter what happens here online, we all hope that on the day of the event, that nothing happens to anyone.

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Article comment by: Concerned Resident

I have no problem with "HA" or anyone associated with them, but why boxing? You have a violent reputaion to begin with and you are going to have a day for kids and have "boxing" just a little violent activity. Couldnt you come up with a friendlier activity or activities?

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Article comment by: Just Saying

This goes out to all you d people who have said that you will not go to Doreen's ever again because they support the HA.
Well then you better not go to Safeway, thats where they shop or how about the bank because they do bank ya know, or lets see any other place don't drive on the streets because they do that. do u see how stupid that sounds? the HA are every where you just don't see them if they don't have there colors on so the next time you are in a bank or out to eat with your family look around, you never know who will be there at the next table. Just let it go and worry about your own stuff and not every one else.

Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Article comment by: jason chambers

Any prize money for taking your category?
I'm down with throwing it down.

Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Article comment by: LE Supporter

I aplaud the citizens of Chino Valley who are standing up here for what is obviously a horrible idea and one that the Courier nor Chino Valley should support in any way. I am cancelling my subscription to the Courier because of this ridiculous promotion of a bonafide and documented criminal syndicate and registered Outlaw Motrocycle Gang. Those of you who have supported Doreens should consider going elsewhere in the future like many have suggested. I for one will never support their business nor will any of my friends or family. HA, have your event and leave your false claim of "for the kids" out of it. No one believes you. Way to go good citizens of Chino Valley. You are in the right and have the support of members of your neighboring communities..

Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Article comment by: My mom drug me into a bunch of bars but I've rarely visited any since

I became of age.

Dad owned a liquor store, but I rarely consume alcohol.

I introduced myself to members of the Berdoo chapter of HA in the mid-60's.

I was 9.

They helped me fix my bicycle.

I've never had any trouble with HA.

Angels are Angels.

They follow the law as they see it.

"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution, are null and void." Chief Justice Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, 5, U.S. (Cranch) 137, 174,176

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