28th Oct, 2016

Boxing ace Lewis Williams aiming to impress after England selection

Steve Carpenter 24th Mar, 2016 Updated: 11 hours ago

HEAVYWEIGHT fighter Lewis Williams will be hoping to take his career to the next level after being selected for England trials ahead of the European Youth Championships.

Williams has impressed with a string of impressive performances which include getting to the final of the Amateur Youth Championships where he lost to Barnstaple’s Rob Squires.

More recently the 17-year-old defeated Dean Baxter in what proved to be a one-sided belt at Clearys’ Boxing Club’s home show earlier this month and now an England call-up has followed.

“It’s a great achievement for Lewis and Clearys boxing gym,” said coach Edwin Cleary. “Over the last four years Lewis really has dedicated his life to the sport of boxing, training as hard as he possibly could.

“He listens and always wants to learn. He’s always looking to complete and has been in with some of the best boxers in Britain including three tri-nations champions.

“He’s 100 per cent dedicated to boxing always looking to improve and trust me when I say theres so much more to come from him.”

Williams will join the England development programme until the end of the season and this weekend he heads to Sheffield where he will be hoping to impress to secure a coveted slot at the Youth European Championships which take place in Latvia in May.

“The hard work starts now,” Cleary added. “He’s there and we’ve got a date to work towards.

“I’m confident that Lewis will get there as I know how good he is and how hard he works, he just needs to show England how good we know he is and that’s what he’ll do I’m sure.

Lewis can do anything he wants to in this sport and it start now. Onwards and upwards. The best is yet to come.”