28th Oct, 2016

Lewis Williams through to heavyweight final

Steve Carpenter 1st Dec, 2015 Updated: 11 hours ago

HEAVYWEIGHT boxer Lewis Williams cruised into the national finals of the CYP Championships after beating Steve Burr in Bridlington, Yorkshire.

It proved to be a long day for Williams who left Leamington in the very early hours of Saturday morning for the 10am weight in before waiting eight hours for his fight.

But it proved to be well worth the long wait for the 16-year-old who was not phased by his opponent who was three years older.

Using his power and reach, Williams never looked like he had to step out of second gear and his impeccable footwork combined with a powerful jab proved too much from his opponent from Perth Green ABC in Tyne and Wear.

“It can be draining for a boxer to sit in suspense for this amount of time but Lewis has proved with focus, determination and hard work that he is more than ready for the next level,” said coach Edwin Cleary.

“After a successful weekend for Tyson Fury he has put UK heavy weights back on the world map and it’s inspirational boxers like Tyson Fury that will encourage the next generation of heavy weights to come through, and at the top of that list is the young Lewis Williams.”

Williams will fight Joe Giles (Billericay ABC, Essex) in Surrey this Thursday where he will be hoping to be crowned national champion.

Clearys home show is taking place on the Saturday (December 5) doors are opening at 4pm and boxing to commence at 5pm.