Boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht said he intends to run for an open seat on the Newport Beach City Council in 2014. Englebrecht is a longtime Newport Beach resident and currently serves on the city’s Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission. He also owns Fountain Valley-based Roy Englebrecht Promotions, which runs the Fight Club OC shows. Roy Englebrecht Promotions is among the largest prize-fight promotions company in California, and regularly stages cards at the OC Fairgrounds among other venues. Englebrecht said frustration over the way the council handled the issue of beach fire rings led him to enter the run…The seat Englebrecht is eyeing is currently held by Leslie Daigle, who plans to step down when her term expires in November 2014.
Per his bio (click picture), Englebrecht has promoted the “highly successful Battle in the Ballroom professional boxing shows at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.”