Williams Lake boxer Laura Klassen doesn’t know who her opponents will be yet on July 6-7 in Kamloops for the Kamloops Bronze Gloves, but she’s making sure she’ll be ready.
Klassen, who will be entering into the 165-pound division for the tournament, will be stepping inside the ring for her seventh amateur bout.
The Kamloops Bronze Gloves are a part of the BC Summer Games.
“Everybody enters and they put their names into a hat and they go from there,” Klassen said, noting she’s been putting in long hours training and preparing for the bout(s).
She’s been riding her bike to Williams Lake and back from 150 Mile House twice a week for regular Williams Lake Boxing Club training sessions — about a 24-kilometre trek — runs three to five kilometres a day and gets in at least six sparring sessions a week.
Klassen noted she’s looking forward to the tournament and said she thinks her improvement in the sport will show.
“My last fight I think was my best fight,” she said. “I worked on staying calm and focused and showing the ability I do have.
“I think I’m mentally more prepared now to fight and I think it’s starting to really pay off.”
The Bronze Gloves take place at the MacArthur Island Sport Complex-Olympic Hockey Arena.