Three lakecity boxers will get their first taste of in-ring action this weekend in Quesnel.
Another will return to the ring looking to repeat on a March tournament victory.
The event, Rumble No. 15, will be held at Quesnel’s Bouchie Lake Hall and is being hosted by the Two Rivers Boxing Club.
Williams Lake Boxing Club fighters Dylan Taylor, 13, Kurtis Albrechtsen, 13, and Laurie Klasen will each make their in-ring debuts at the event.
“Dylan and Kurtis have each been training for about one year,” said Williams Lake Boxing Club Coach Rick Albrechtsen. “They’re both fighting against more experienced fighters that already have a couple of fights.”
Kurtis’s opponent will be Quesnel’s Heaven Guilmar, while Dylan will meet Prince George’s Dillon Cruckshank.
Klasen will be competing in a ladies exhibition match.
Meanwhile, more experienced lakecity boxer Harley Mulvahill will be taking on Quesnel’s Ray Beaulieu.
“They [Harley and Ray] fought once before and Harley won a close decision,” said WLBC coach Gary McLellan. “This is one of the rare times Harley fights against someone taller than him.” All of the bouts will be three, three-minute rounds.
Rick said this weekend’s matchups will be a great opportunity for the club’s younger fighters to earn some in-ring experience.
“These two [Dylan and Kurtis] started training a year ago and they’re at the point where Gary and I have come to the decision where we feel comfortable putting them in a match,” Rick said.
“We’ve spent lots of time with them and we feel even though they’re less experienced they have an opportunity to win.”