BOXING - Williams to fight for gold at Commonwealth Games later today - The Leamington Observer

BOXING - Williams to fight for gold at Commonwealth Games later today

LEWIS Williams will fight for gold, later today, at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games following a dominant points win in his semi-final bout.

The Leamington heavyweight secured a unanimous decision victory against Australia’s Edgardo Coumi – winning on all five of the judges scorecards.

And the win means Williams is now guaranteed at least silver ahead of a gold medal bout against Samoa’s Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali.

Williams said: “I’ve sparred Coumi before and I knew what he was about. I just followed the instructions of the coaches and kept it under control.

“There was no need to rush into anything and get caught off guard.

“It’s not just this tournament, everything has built up to now and gone to plan in training. I’ll hit the ice bath and stretch tonight.”

The 6ft 7in boxer is determined to secure gold and is excited to fight in front of a packed out NEC Arena crowd.

Williams added: “The plan was always to get to the final and I always expected to but I couldn’t get ahead of myself and say I deserved to be there, I had to work for it.

“I’m excited and we are going to get gold with a nice big crowd for me.”

Williams fights for gold at 4.45pm this evening (Sunday, August 7) at the NEC Arena in Birmingham.

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