‘Heavy Hands’ on another level

Ken Huber's provincial title on the line on Kelowna boxing card

Ken Huber

Ken Huber

Ken Huber says he’s swinging with heavy hands in this one.

The Kamloops cruiserweight, who grew up in 100 Mile House, is putting his provincial title on the line in Kelowna at the Western Canadian Amateur Championships, sanctioned by the World Boxing Council (WBC), on May 31.

Huber, 30, has an amateur record of 26-5. The upcoming bout is a rematch against Bryan Colwell, a Victoria fighter who won a split-decision victory over Huber in March.

Huber – nicknamed “Heavy Hands” – is also the current WBC Western Canadian Cruiserweight champ and current WBC Canadian Cruiserweight champ. He took the first fight against Colwell, a three-round, non-title fight, on a week’s notice.

Huber says his opponent is “probably one of the best boxers” he’s faced, and seems determined to avenge the loss in the five-round rematch.

“I’ve never been so motivated. I’ve been dropping sparring partners like crazy. I’ve been travelling for sparring because I can’t keep guys around. I’ve taken it to another level for this fight. I like to tell people I’ve brought out the heavy hands for this fight. It’s all in the mindset, and I’m going in to win it.”

Huber, who co-manages and coaches at the Kamloops Boxing Academy, is also defending his WBC national title in Niagara Falls, Ont. in October.

The father of three and full-time mechanic says he’s looking for sponsors.

“Everything I’m doing right now is coming out of my pocket. I’ve got some serious travel expenses to incur in the next little while. Any help would be greatly appreciated.”

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, e-mail hubertowin@hotmail.com.