LEAMINGTON boxer Lewis Williams hopes to compete for gold at the upcoming European Championships in Yerevan, Armenia.
Williams was a quarter-finalist at the World Championships in November before claiming gold at the Gee Bee tournament in Helsinki, Finland last month.
And the heavyweight fighter now hopes he can win gold in Armenia as part of a 14-man GB Boxing squad after falling just short of the medal bouts at the World’s last year.
Williams exclusively told the Observer: “I’m hoping to go further at the European’s than I did at the World’s, I just want to compete for medals and then hopefully gold’s.
“I had two bouts at my last tournament, I won that tournament and it was good to finish that on a high to then go into the Europeans.
“I wanted some more bouts whilst I was there but it gave me confidence and I also spotted some a few little mistakes that I can correct and I’ve been trying to correct those mistakes in training.
“I’ve been making small adjustments with my feet to make things easier for myself and I’ve done a lot of inside fighting as well.”
Williams, who trains at Clearys Boxing Gym located in the town, admitted he is likely to remain in the amateur ranks until at least the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Williams added: “I’m looking towards the Olympics, it’s been a dream of mine, I’ll have more experience and skills, it would be an honour to go to the Games boxing for Great Britain.
“Training has been pretty good, I’ve been sparring quite well, we’ve had Belgium, France and Germany come in to spar and compete with.
“I just need to be calm and sharp and box within my own range.”
The European Men’s Elite Boxing Championships take place between May 22 and 30 in Armenia.