Williams Lake Muay Thai’s Kanyon Gleeson improved to three wins and no losses late April after taking a unanimous decision in Dawson Creek.
Gleeson, a 17-year-old, 160 pounder, fought Sudbury Muay Thai’s 26-year-old Sean Cyr in a three-round kickboxing bout at the Dawson Creek Memorial Arena.
“We took the fight on four days notice but I’m always in fight shape so that wasn’t really an issue,” Gleeson said. “The fight was good. It was basically me chasing him the whole fight, so it was a good fight.”
Paul Rosborough, trainer and owner of Williams Lake Muay Thai, said despite being somewhat of a frustrating fight for his student he was happy with the result.
“He used his jab well and his range well and barely got hit,” Rosborough said. “The other guy was running the right way to get away from his right hand all the time and we almost had him out of there a few times but just couldn’t quite get him out. Either way, a win’s a win and it was a unanimous decision.”
Rosborough added he’s happy with Gleeson’s development since his last fight in November.
“You want to take some time to develop guys,” he said. “He could fight once a month if we wanted but that wouldn’t help develop his skills.”
The 10-fight card in Dawson Creek was sanctioned by MMA B.C. and commissioned by retired UFC veteran Bill Mahood. Close to 700 people attended.
“He’s doing another one June 23 and I bet they’ll put 1,000 people in there, easy,” Rosborough said. “It’s a fight town and it’s nice to go that way instead of the Coast all the time.”
Now, Gleeson hopes to continue rolling with his 3-0 record and has been added to the June 23 card in Dawson Creek.
Gleeson added thanks to Trevor Todorowich at Twisted and Tortured Inkworkz for his tattoo, and Rosborough noted a big thanks is in order to Kim Colgate at Concrete Fitness.