Williams Lake boxer Stuart McLellan has collected the 25th victory of his pro career.
McLellan stopped his opponent, Miguel Tamayo, in the second round on Saturday, Sept. 15 in Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, to improve his record as a professional to 25 wins, two losses and three draws.
It was McLellan’s 13th consecutive victory since September of 2015.
McLellan said he was originally scheduled to fight Héctor Camacho Jr., the son of the late, former WBC and WBO world champion Héctor ‘Macho’ Camacho, on Sept. 9, in Eastern Canada, however, after that fight fell through for the time being, he wanted to keep his in-ring skills sharp.
“I’ve been hedging my bets on that fight, and it just keeps getting pushed back, so I needed to stay busy,” McLellan, 31, said.
“They were doing a show in Mexico so I went down on short notice and it went in my favour.”
McLellan said Tamayo (5-2) was tall, and fought with an awkward style, but managed to put an end to the fight with body shots in the second round.
It was McLellan’s ninth fight and victory south of the U.S. border.
Back home in the lakecity, McLellan continues to train at the Williams Lake Boxing Club, and is getting ready to head to Alberta next month for a training camp.
“I’m working with a couple of the younger guys in Alberta, and just keeping busy as I can and always progressing my game,” he said.
“I had a camp in Denver a couple months ago that really tightened up a lot of things in my style and I’ve improved a lot in recent months.”
Unsure whether the high-profile fight with Camacho Jr. will happen in the next while, McLellan said he’s keeping his options open.
“He’s [Camacho Jr.] 40 now,” McLellan said. “He’s got a 58-7 record, and I’d been kind of planning my fall around that fight, and I’m ready for big fights. A couple wins like that could really get me on the world stage.”