SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - A Fort Edward man is facing charges after officials say he was holding unsanctioned boxing events and mixed martial arts matches in Saratoga Springs and Lake George, including a bout that ended when a teenager was knocked out by an opponent more than twice his age.
Officials say 39-year-old David Archambault, the owner of Wild Child Productions and Iron Fists MMA, held the unsanctioned boxing events at the Knights of Columbus post in Saratoga Springs on April 23, 2011 and another in the Town of Lake George on August 20, 2011.
Court papers say on April 23rd Archambault hosted an amateur martial arts and boxing event in which he pitted a 34-year-old man against a 16-year-old boy, resulting in a charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Authorities say the match ended in about 15 seconds when the man knocked the teen unconscious.
According to USA Boxing regulations, a 16-year-old should be allowed to box against only another 16-year-old or 17-year-old, but no one older.
Authorities say Archambault also failed to obtain the requisite sanctioning and follow the safety rules of the Athletic Commission or USA Boxing. They say Archambault allegedly failed to provide medical oversight from a physician and have a licensed referee oversee the fights.
The second event court papers source was held August 20, 2011 at the Lake George Forum. The event was called "Fight Night at the Forum" in which he solicited amateur fighters to engage in various types of fighting without approval from the Athletic Commission or USA Boxing to host boxing matches.
He has been charged with the misdemeanor offenses of unsanctioned boxing, and reckless endangerment 2nd and endangering the welfare of a child.
Local News <a href="http://www.wten.com/category/173731/-local-news">More>></a>Local NewsMore>>
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Adirondack Phantoms played their last ever home game at the Glens Falls Civic Center Friday night. The Phantoms sold out the arena for the fifth time this season. For many, itMore >>
The Adirondack Phantoms played their last ever home game at the Glens Falls Civic Center Friday night.More >>
SARATOGA COUNTY – The Saratoga County Sheriff has confirmed a single car accident in the area that left no survivors. He says the vehicle hit a tree, but will not confirm at this time how many peopleMore >>
A fatal single car accident in the area Burgoyne Road between Hayes Road and DeGarmo Road is under investigation. More >>
CHESTERTOWN, N.Y. – A Brant Lake teen is under arrest after police say he impersonated an officer. The Warren County Sheriff's Office arrested Tyler Eves, 18, for Criminal Impersonation. On April 12,More >>
A Brant Lake teen is under arrest after police say he impersonated an officer.More >>
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Police Department is currently investigating a shooting. Officers responded to a report of an assault around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of Garden Street and Raymo Street.More >>
The Albany Police Department is currently investigating a shooting.More >>
ALBANY, N.Y. – Officials say Jesse Sawyer Jr. is scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday in Albany. Sawyer, 25, has been in police custody in Florida since the end of March. The Troy man is accusedMore >>
Jesse Sawyer Jr. appeared in federal court on Friday in Albany. More >>
HUDSON, N.Y.—State Police arrested a Youth Safe Center employee after an investigation that took place in March. Sheldon Ridley, 32, of Hudson had allegedly been sexually abusing a female resident at theMore >>
State Police arrested a Youth Safe Center employee after an investigation that took place in March.More >>
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—The search for a missing woman with symptoms of dementia has come to an end after police confirm she has been located. Wilma Trotter, 60, was missing for over a week before she was located.More >>
The search for a missing woman with symptoms of dementia has come to an end after police confirm she has been found alive. More >>
ALBANY, N.Y.—Two Albany men were arrested on counterfeiting charges after a seven month long investigation. During a traffic stop on Wednesday, April 16, investigators were conducting surveillance on twoMore >>
Two Albany men were arrested on counterfeiting charges after a seven month long investigation.More >>
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and Music Mobile have teamed up to further awareness of CDTA's bus safety program. Capital District Region kids created posters with theMore >>
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and Music Mobile have teamed up to further awareness of CDTA's bus safety program.More >>