20th Oct, 2017

Williams goes toe-to-toe with heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

BOXING: STAR Leamington boxer Lewis Williams may just have topped his claim to fame list after spending four rounds sparring with Anthony Joshua.

The Whitnash-based teenager, whose ascending career reached its latest peak last month when selected to train with Team GB in Sheffield, spent 12 minutes in the ring with the heavyweight champion of the world during his latest training session at the Institute of Sport.

After clinching the world title belt against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium, Joshua is now preparing to face his next challenger – Kubrat Pulev – at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28.

And the popular 27-year-old from Watford required the assistance of Williams to help get in shape for his latest showdown.

Despite facing Joshua in the ring, Williams is keeping his head grounded to his training regime and his latest challenge – completing an engineering degree at Coventry University.

The Clearys boxer will juggle his time at university with travelling to attend Team GB training camps in Sheffield.

His busy schedule will come at a cost, and Williams is on the lookout for some local backing to help with travel costs.

Clearys Boxing Gym coach, Edwin Cleary, said: “Lewis is looking for a sponsor to help with his travelling.

“Most Team GB boxers have sponsored cars to help with travel expenses.

“Lewis will need to be flexible with university and Team GB. He’s a cracking lad who wants to achieve in and outside of the ring.”

Potential sponsors interested in helping Lewis should email edwin@clearysboxinggym.co.uk for further information.

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