Two Quesnel boxers, two Quesnel victories in the Kelowna boxing ring.
Coaches Wally Doern and James Mott of the 2 Rivers Boxing Club were contacted by MadKatz-Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club to see if there were a couple of Quesnel fighters who would match up against some tournament entrants in need of opponents. Dante Audet and Karter Mott fit the age-weight-experience equation they were looking for.
“Dante won quite convincingly, in the first round,” said Doern. The opponent was Deante Kraft of Mission. “Neither one of them had ever had a bout. The other boy was 17 and Dante is 18 but still an even match, a legal match. Dante was much stronger, though. The other boy conceded in the first round. Dante is a wiry, fast boxer, and he can hit hard, too. He got tagged as well, but he was the more aggressive and the more accurate with his punches.”
James Mott was the coach in the corner for the two fights, one being for his grandson who was up against Sahib Donanih also from Mission.
“Karter won by a split decision,” said Doern. “He may have lost the first round, but then he really came alive after that. He seems to be a slow starter, he lays back a bit, but he was actually very dominating in the final two rounds, and it was quite convincing. He’s only 12 and his opponent is 13. Karter is big for his age, works hard, and he’s a very good kid.”
Audet will be moving from Quesnel to pursue post-secondary education, so this may have been his last fight for awhile as a member of the 2 Rivers Boxing Club.
Karter Mott has plans to be on the card for Rumble 32 in the 2 Rivers ring on October 28.