LEWIS WILLIAMS created history after becoming only the fourth fighter from Leamington to win the prestigious Elite ABA Championships.
Four years of hard work came together for the Cleary’s boxer at the weekend as he put in a punch-perfect performance over three days to storm to the title.
He beat Jamie Smith (Evolve ABC) in the quarters on the first day, defeated Rob Squires (Barnum ABC) in the semis on day two before overcoming Natty Ngwneya (UK Armed Forces) to win the final on the last day.
“It’s been four years of hard work that came came together at the weekend,” said Williams.
“I’d like to thank my family, sponsors and all my coaches that helped me to achieve this great win.
“It’s great winning the ABAs but this is only the start and I’m already concentrating and focusing on a big international year ahead.”
Williams follows in the footsteps of previous Leamington winner Randolph Turpin, who won the welterweight championship in 1945 and the middleweight championship a year later.
Other Spa winners include Willie Stack, who was the middleweight champion in 1964, and Eddie Burns who was the welterweight champion in 1978.