19th Oct, 2017

Lewis Williams defends Central England Youth Heavyweight title

Steve Carpenter 18th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TALENTED teenager Lewis Williams proved too strong for Jack Etches as he successfully defended his Central England Youth Heavyweight title in Stoke.

The Clearys boxer came up against the hard hitting Etches last Friday but Williams used all of his superior skill to dominate the contest from start to finish.

His height and reach advantage proved too much for Etches and the 17-year-old won the fight by a unanimous decision.

“At over six feet six Lewis was just too big and strong for his shorter opponent, who while game, couldn’t find an answer to Lewis’ ramrod jab and hurtful body shots,” said coach Adam Blockley.

Williams has been in fantastic form so far this year and in recent weeks has been selected for the England squad as he continues to make his way up the boxing ladder.

Elsewhere, youngster Jordan Kendell bowed out of the England Boxing Schools Championship after losing out to the far mor experienced Harry Pullen.

The 13-year-old put up a brave performance but his lack of experience and age showed, however coach Roy Thorton believes she has a bright future ahead.

He added: “Jordan boxed fantastically well it was a very even bout but in only his third contest lacked a little experience but didn’t look out of place.

“We are now very optimistic that Jordan’s boxing career will now be on the up. As a novice he pushed one of the top lads all the way. He’s a fantastic talent and has really put in the effort over the last two months.”

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