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Ottawa Hills native Steve Harpst was recently inducted into the California Boxing Hall
of Fame for his contributions as an artist, trainer, and boxing promoter.
His bronze statues have been chosen as awards by several athletic organizations,
including the World Boxing Council, the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and the Urban Youth Baseball Academy.
Harpst, who lives in Burbank, Calif., just north of Los Angeles, is founder and coach of the Burbank Boxing Club and six times has been voted that city s best fitness instructor.