Ivey boxed his first bout in Charlotte, NC in 1953 at Park Center before entering the Navy in 1954. He continued boxing in the Navy, winning the 11th Naval Bantamweight Championship, defeating All-Navy Champion, Gerald Mathis in 1954. In the same year, Ivey also won the Los Angeles and San Diego Golden Gloves, the All-Navy West Coast Title, and the World-Wide All-Navy Title in 1958. Probably the most important contribution to boxing Glen has made over the years, is the time, hard work, and leadership under his direction as chairman of the Carolina’s Boxing Hall of Fame. Glen retired as a special agent for the Southern Railway.