Battle of the Badges: First responders are preparing to duke it out for charity


The Bakersfield Police Activities League is getting ready to duke it out in the ring on Friday.

First responders have been aggressively training for Friday’s Battle of the Badges.

A lineup of nine bouts will take place at the Icardo Center to raise money for the activity center’s program, which focuses on keeping kids off the streets.

The matches are expected to start at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $20, and ringside seats are $40.

You can buy tickets at the door, at the Bakersfield Police Department, BPAL or online at

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