Gleeson improves to 4-0 record

Williams Lake kickboxer Kanyon Gleeson kept his perfect record intact during a recent bout in Dawson Creek.

Kanyon Gleeson (middle) improved his kickboxing record to four wins and no losses late June in Dawson Creek

Williams Lake kickboxer Kanyon Gleeson kept his perfect record intact during a recent bout in Dawson Creek.

Gleeson, 17, who trains out of Williams Lake Muay Thai, improved his record to four wins and no losses following a June 23 test in Dawson Creek against Terrace’s Marcus Bryant.

The fight, sanctioned by the Mixed Martial Arts Association of B.C. (MMABC), went the entire three rounds before Gleeson was awarded the decision.

Gleeson’s trainer and owner of Williams Lake Muay Thai, Paul Rosborough, said Gleeson dominated from bell to bell.

“Kanyon stayed at range with fast, hard jabs and big right hands,” Rosborough said. “When the fight went to the clinch Kanyon kept Bryant off balance while landing hard knees to the body. Kanyon landed hard, clean punches, low kicks, head kicks, knees — everything but the kitchen sink but Marcus is a tough customer and would not quit.”

Gleeson, in an interview with the Dawson Creek Daily News following the fight, said he was impressed with Bryant’s toughness.

“It wasn’t bad,” he said. “I didn’t get the knockout and I wasn’t too happy about that, but other than that he [Bryant] is a tough kid and has a good chin. Most of that would have knocked most people out.”

Gleeson added a big thanks is in order to his father, his grandparents and to Kim Colgate at Concrete Fitness.

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