On Saturday, June 15, Teofista Promotions and Stuart McLellan proudly present an evening of pro/am boxing at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex in Williams Lake, British Columbia. The event marks the first time that local brothers Stuart (25-3-3, 10KOs) and Roberto McLellan (8-3-1, 4KOs) have boxed on the same card, on Canadian soil, since 2010.
A lot has happened in nine years. Roberto won the Canadian Professional Boxing Council (CPBC) super welterweight championship against Anthony Lessard in 2011.
Stuart matched his brother’s feat with a win over Janks Trotter for the same title in 2016. In the main event, Williams Lake amateur standout Harley “Ace” Mulvahill (1-0-0, 1KOs) returns for a Western Canadian showdown against rugged road warrior Teddy Reno (4-10-2) of Calgary.
After a decorated amateur career, Mulvahill made his pro debut last year at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, stopping Esteban Zambrano (1-3-0, 1KOs) via TKO4.
“I can’t wait to get back in action,” said Mulvahill. “I’m feeling really strong. Camp is going great. I’ve sparred a lot with Stuart and Roberto, so I know what it’s like to be in the ring with veteran pros. I’ll be ready for anything Teddy brings to the ring on June 15.”
The undercard is a pugilistic family reunion for the McLellan clan. In addition to professionals Stuart and Roberto, their younger, amateur brothers “Big Daddy” Duncan and “King” Arthur are also in action.
“Duncan and Arthur are both eager to learn what they can in the amateurs, then make the leap to the pros,” said Stuart. “It’s good for them to get their start on these pro-am cards. It gives them a taste of the professional atmosphere without rushing them into anything.”
The professional curtain raiser will feature the return of light heavyweight Ken “Heavy Hands” Huber (3-2-0) of Kamloops. The amateur half of the show is rounded out by Williams Lake standouts “Smokin” Joey Helminger, Dana “I.D.” Matthews, and Cody Herren. Arthur McLellan gets the spotlight in the amateur main event.
This is the second year in a row that Teofista and Stuart McLellan have collaborated for an evening of boxing in Williams Lake. “Last year was a huge success,” said McLellan.
“It’s always nice to fight at home and to give some other folks a chance to box on a big card right here in British Columbia.”