‘West Coast Warlord’: Stuart McLellan talks fighting in Mexico this weekend, a Williams Lake Homecoming and Francis Lafreniere!

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Interview with Stuart McLellan:

FF: Stu thanks for taking the time… You fought six times in 2017 from Western Canada to Mexico. Did it feel good to have such a busy year and rack up those wins?

SM: Yes it felt great to keep busy. As a Canadian fighter that is probably the biggest part of the struggle. I feel that I’ve had the skill to compete at a high level for many years but didn’t have enough wins on my record to make myself marketable. But now I’m 22-2-3 and ready to fight anyone. My promoter Eric de Guzman and Teofista Boxing have kept me busy and moving and I’m thanks for and blessed for that.

FF: You have a fight lined up March 16th down in Mexico. You’ve fought down there several times now keeping active, what’s that experience like?

SM: Fighting in Mexico has always been a dream of mine. I grew up watching guys like Julio Cesar Chavez who started out on these types of shows in Mexico. It is an unreal feeling and the love the fans have for fighting is like no other. If you’re a good fighter they have respect for you regardless of where your from.

FF: After fighting so many fights on the road how do you feel about coming home to fight in Williams Lake on June 2nd and what can your local fans expect to see?

SM: Fighting on the road has never bothered me. Growing up my older brother Roberto always made me the bad guy when we’d play so I kind of enjoy going into the other guys hometown playing the villain! I’m very excited about the fights in Williams Lake on June 2nd… it’s a little added pressure fighting in front of the hometown but I look forward to showing them how much I’ve improved over the last nine years. The fans can look forward an all out war as I’ve been working on improving my power and I will be disappointed with anything less than a KO!

FF: After a busy 2017 you are already keeping active in 2018, what are your goals for the rest of this year? Any names you have in your sights of fighters you’d like to fight?

SM: That’s the plan… to stay as busy as possible and keep racking up the wins whoever has the money to pay me for the big fights i’ll be there! Fighting in the hometown and fight in Mexico will keep me busy until the fall but someone I’d personally like to fight is Francis Lafreniere. He’s on a 13 fight win streak and one of those victories was over my brother Roberto on short notice. Personally Francis doesn’t impress me. I flew clear across the country and beat him in a fight I weighed in at 153 after breakfast while he was a middleweight. I won a then round unanimous decision in an all out war in a fight that was by far the toughest of my life. Now that he’s established himself as a name I’ll do it again!

FF: Thanks Stu, best of luck and health down there and of course… Lets Go Champ!

SM: Thank you Ace always a pleasure and thank you for keeping us up to date on the latest fight news respect! Let’s go Champ!!!

Official Press Release on Stuart McLellan Williams Lake Homecoming:

The buzz is growing in the Central Interior of British Columbia as the boxing pride of Williams Lake is set to return home June 2nd. Stuart ‘The West Coast Warlord’ McLellan will headline an electric night of boxing as Eric de Guzman’s Teofista Boxing Series rolls into town with a card full of fistic action at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

McLellan is a former Canadian title winner and a consummate road warrior, fighting the majority of his career all across the nation taking on tough fighters in their own backyard. With a record of 22-2-3 (8 KOs) the Williams Lake product has picked up big victories through several weight divisions including a 2016 victory over Janks Trotter to secure the C.P.B.C. junior middleweight crown. McLellan also holds a win over highly touted Quebec star Francis Lafreniere from 2013.

The headlining main event against an opponent to be named soon will mark McLellan’s first time fighting in his hometown since 2009.

The card will also mark the pro debut of Williams Lake’s highly touted Harley Mulvahill, a Golden Glove winner and long time amateur standout. Mulvahill has been a fierce amateur contender in the 165 lb. 75 kg division with over 30 fights on his ledger.

Another local boy slated to see action is big punching Kamloops based cruiserweight Ken Huber. The 34 year old started his career with two wins in 2016 but dropped his next two fights including a close majority decision to Klan Heidari in 2017. Known for his all-action style, Huber is sure to bring a loud contingent of supporters come fight night.

The evening will begin with an exciting Amateur opener as Teofista Boxing will pit a thrilling array of local B.C. and Alberta fighters against one another to get the night going. Names and details to be announced soon.

Ticket information is available by visiting Teofista.com, calling 403-681-0094 or locally at the Williams Lake Boxing Club. This card is sure to be a hot item, so get your tickets now!



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