Williams Lake Boxing Club sends strong contingent to Quesnel’s Rumble 27

Williams Lake Boxing Club coach Gary McLellan prepares young fighter Dawson Stangoe for his bout during Quesnel’s 2 Rivers Boxing Academy’s Rumble 27 Saturday. (Ronan O’Doherty photos)Williams Lake Boxing Club coach Gary McLellan prepares young fighter Dawson Stangoe for his bout during Quesnel’s 2 Rivers Boxing Academy’s Rumble 27 Saturday. (Ronan O’Doherty photos)
Williams Lake Boxing Club fighter Dawson Stangoe looks to work his jab against his opponent, Noah Lee, in a 100-pound bout to start off the card.Williams Lake Boxing Club fighter Dawson Stangoe looks to work his jab against his opponent, Noah Lee, in a 100-pound bout to start off the card.
The Williams Lake Boxing Club’s Joey Helminger lands a hard uppercut on Quesnel’s Chris Heaton in an exhibition.The Williams Lake Boxing Club’s Joey Helminger lands a hard uppercut on Quesnel’s Chris Heaton in an exhibition.
Williams Lake Boxing Club sends strong contingent to Quesnel’s Rumble 27
Williams Lake Boxing Club sends strong contingent to Quesnel’s Rumble 27
Williams Lake Boxing Club’s Duncan McLellan takes on Dan Mott in the feature exhibition, just before the main event, Saturday during the Quesnel 2 Rivers Boxing Club’s Rumble 27.Williams Lake Boxing Club’s Duncan McLellan takes on Dan Mott in the feature exhibition, just before the main event, Saturday during the Quesnel 2 Rivers Boxing Club’s Rumble 27.
Kevin Petryshen takes on James Mott of Quesnel.Kevin Petryshen takes on James Mott of Quesnel.

Four members of the Williams Lake Boxing Club headed north for competition during the weekend at Quesnel’s 2 Rivers Boxing Club’s Rumble 27.

Dawson Stangoe, Duncan McLellan, Joey Helminger and Kevin Petryshen each had fights on the card, which opened with Stangoe taking on Noah Lee in a 100-pound bout to kick off the evening.

There, in front of a packed house, Lee came out like a Tasmanian devil versus Stangoe, who held his ground and picked his shots carefully while mixing in some flurries of his own.

READ MORE: Boxers ready to bring the heat for June 15 fight night in lakecity

After the third and final round, Lee was awarded a split decision in what was an extremely close fight.

The remaining three lakecity pugilists squared off in three separate exhibition bouts.

Petryshen faced 58-year-old veteran James Mott — who picked up the Silver Fox Award as the oldest fighter on the card — while his son, Dan Mott, took on Williams Lake’s Duncan McLellan in the feature exhibition prior to the main event.

Helminger, meanwhile, also had an electrifying exhibition match with Quesnel’s Chris Heaton.

READ MORE: Boxers put on a show at packed house in Williams Lake

Although the pair held back on their power, the big fellas landed some blows that would have felled weaker-chinned men, much to the delight of the roaring crowd in Quesnel.

– With files from Ronan O’Doherty of the Quesnel Observer



sports@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

“These artworks combine the grittiness of our urban and port-side environment with the lightness of a playful and exploratory creative process,” note the artists in their artist statement about the show.	(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Station House Gallery’s latest exhibit features a port-themed collaboration

Valerie Arntzen and Lori Sokoluk created the pieces when they had adjacent studios in Vancouver

Emergency crews respond to a structural fire on Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Quesnel on Friday, April 16. (Photo submitted)
Update: Famous Cariboo carver Ken Sheen’s wood shop destroyed by fire

The shop was located between Williams Lake and Quesnel

The city of Williams Lake has been doing routine maintenance to one of its wells at Scout Island as seen here earlier this week. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake residents asked to reduce non-essential water use

One of the city’s pumps is under repair

Elvira D’Angelo, 92, waits to receive her COVID-19 vaccination shot at a clinic in Montreal, Sunday, March 7, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
110 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

Provincial health officers announced 1,005 new cases throughout B.C.

Rainbow trouts thrashing with life as they’re about to be transferred to the largest lake of their lives, even though it’s pretty small. These rainbows have a blue tinge because they matched the blue of their hatchery pen, but soon they’ll take on the green-browns of their new home at Lookout Lake. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
VIDEO: B.C. lake stocked with hatchery trout to delight of a seniors fishing club

The Cherish Trout Scouts made plans to come back fishing soon

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Vancouver Police Const. Deepak Sood is under review by the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. after making comments to a harm reduction advocate Sunday, April 11. (Screen grab)
VIDEO: Vancouver officer convicted of uttering threats under watchdog review again

Const. Deepak Sood was recorded Sunday saying ‘I’ll smack you’ and ‘go back to selling drugs’ to a harm reduction advocate

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry prepares a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic, April 21, 2020. (B.C. Government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infection rate persists, 1,005 new cases Friday

Hospitalization up to 425, six more virus-related deaths

Premier John Horgan receives a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the pharmacy in James Bay Thrifty’s Foods in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, April 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. Premier John Horgan gets AstraZeneca shot, encourages others

27% of residents in B.C. have now been vaccinated against COVID-19

The Nautical Dog Cafe at Skaha marina is getting its patio ready in hopes Mother Nature will provide where provincial restrictions have taken away indoor dining. (Facebook)
‘A lot of instability’: B.C. restaurants in layoff limbo

As COVID-19 cases stay high, restaurants in British Columbia are closed to indoor dining

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Expectations high as Trudeau Liberals get ready to unveil first pandemic budget

The Liberals will look to thread an economic needle with Monday’s budget

Coldstream students took over the Your Letters page in the April 9, 2021, edition of the Vernon Morning Star to offer advice to adults about COVID-19. Interior Health took notice and offered their praise. (Vernon Morning Star)
‘We can get rid of COVID together’: B.C. kids share heartwarming advice

Grade 2 and 3 classes from a North Okanagan elementary took over Letters page of this Black Press newspaper

Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week file photo)
RCMP intercept vehicle fleeing with infant taken from Kamloops hospital

The baby was at the hospital receiving life-saving care

Most Read