Sid Williams has been using Ryan Moore’s big-fight clash as inspiration for his own Junior ABA title bid.
Williams has been gearing up for his final clash with Everton Red Triangle’s Brandon Daord alongside Moore.
Moore will tackle another Scouser in top prospect Callum Smith on the undercard of the Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler superfight tomorrow.
Moneyfields starlet Williams will meet Daord at 52kg in their class four final in Mansfield.
The 15-year-old’s preparations have gone like clockwork this week.
And his trainer, Aaron Pritchard, knows he is ready for his big moment.
He said: ‘Sid’s had his last spar.
‘We’re preparing how we have all the way through the championships.
‘That has worked well for us, so we see no reason to change the preparations.
‘We’ve been down at Michael Ballingall’s gym.
‘Ryan Moore has a big fight on Saturday, so there’s a good buzz there.
‘And Sid has really put the work in.
‘He’s definitely got the right mindset and he’s buzzing now to get in there.
‘Sid’s been there before and knows what it takes.
‘But there’s no way he will overawed. He will be ready for the occasion.’
Williams’ team have been doing their homework on his final opponent.
He has enjoyed plenty of success in his young amateur career.
Pritchard knew it was a certainty the opposition in a national final would be out of the top drawer.
But they believe Williams has what it takes to more than match him.
He said: ‘The opponent is a top young boxer.
‘He’s won the Schoolboy Championships and boxed in the European Championships.
‘He’s smaller than Sid and a southpaw, so we know a bit about him and have done our homework.
‘What we do know is it’s always going to be a tough opponent in the final.
‘But we’ve got a lot of confidence in Sid that he will go in there and do the business.’
Pritchard highlighted the support network Williams can rely on as key factor in his progress.
His family have given him continued backing and that, Pritchard feels, has helped make all the difference.
Pritchard said: ‘Sid’s father Lee has been the driving force behind him.
‘He and his mother have been supporting him all the way through.
‘They are the reason he has become the young man that he has.
‘Not everyone gets that backing, so he’s fortunate in that respect.
‘He’s done a lot to make them proud.’