TALENTED Leamington boxer Lewis Williams has been tipped to become a world heavyweight champion in the future after producing an impressive display to win the Central England Heavyweight Championship title.
The 16-year-old and already at 6ft 6 was one of several standout performers on what was a memorable evening for Clearys Boxing Club.
Williams outclassed 18-year-old Coree Clarke (Warley ABC), who was crowned Tri-Nations Champion earlier this year.
His height and quick jab proved to be too much for Clarke who was rattled by a short right hook in the second round and Williams was announced as the winner by a unanimous decision.
“I can’t see why people in the future wouldn’t be talking about Lewis Williams for the World title” said coach Edwin Cleary. “The kid’s got it all.”
“He’s got all the attributes you need to get to the top and he’s always willing to listen and learn.
“He’s just comfortably beaten the current Tri-Nations Champion. I’d be very surprised if I didn’t have Great Britain knocking at my door soon he’s got a very exciting future ahead of him.”
Also in action on Friday was fellow Leamington fighter and headline act Danny Quatermaine who overcame Morgan Bosley (Far Cotton Boys ABC) also by a unanimous decision.
Quartermaine proved too much for Bosley who struggled to contain his opponent from start to finish and it was Quatermaine who retained his CEB Youth Lightweight title.
Cleary commented: “Danny has a sensational record at amateur level and he’s similar to Carl Froch. He’s very tough, aggressive, and unpredictable a lot other coaches say this one beats him or that one will beats him but he always finds away.
There were plenty of other Clearys boxers in action on Friday with Jordan Kendall skill bout with William
Morgan Ensell became the first female of a growing squad of females to get her first fight and win after getting the better of Caitlin Cromie by a unanimous decision.
There were also wins for Joshua Finch, who beat Jack Byrne (Birmingham City ABC) and brother Jake Finch produced a solid performance lost a close bout giving away weight and experience to Ryan Tyrer (Donnington Boxing Club).
Cleary picked out Liam Timms as his triumph of the night after he came back from two years and although he lost out on a split decision against Nathan Samuels unbeaten (Merridale ABC), he said he was unlucky not come away with the win
He added: “It could have gone either way but it was great to finally be able to see Liam produce what he does in practice in the gym.
“The atmosphere on the night was electric and I’d like to thank everyone involved for making it an evening to remember.”