Sid’s one step from glory

Moneyfields' Sid Williams, right, overcame Jasper Boydell, left, in the Junior ABA Championship semi-finals to set up a final clash with Everton Red Triangle boxer Brandon Daord in Mansfield this weekend Picture: Mick Young
Moneyfields' Sid Williams, right, overcame Jasper Boydell, left, in the Junior ABA Championship semi-finals to set up a final clash with Everton Red Triangle boxer Brandon Daord in Mansfield this weekend Picture: Mick Young
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Sid Williams has his sights set on national glory after making the Junior ABA Championship final.

The Moneyfields starlet is determined to go one further than last year’s Schoolboys’ Championship final appearance, after cruising to semi-final victory.

Williams proved too good for Sudbury’s Jasper Boydell in Portsmouth as he romped to a unanimous win.

The class-four clash was dominated by the 52kg talent, who displayed textbook movement and counter punching to get the verdict.

His coach, Aaron Pritchard, feels Williams is now showing an increased maturity and self-confidence.

Pritchard said: ‘Sid boxed superbly and dominated from start to finish.

‘It was an extremely confident performance.

‘He looked in complete control throughout and we couldn’t have been any happier with him.

‘He punched really cleanly and never once looked in trouble.

‘He was landing at will and was the clear winner. Sid looked like a champion and showed why he is in the final.’

A showdown with multi-decorated champion and England international Brandon Daord now lies in wait for Williams.

He will take on the Everton Red Triangle boxer in Mansfield this weekend for the title.

That will be a tough test for the Moneyfields boxer, but Pritchard feels Williams won’t be overawed by the occasion.

‘He is a national champion who has boxed in the European Junior Championships,’ said Pritchard.

‘But you always have to box the best in the final.

‘We couldn’t be any happier with Sid and how he has worked.

‘He’s trained so hard for eight weeks and has been totally dedicated to his work. We want to go one step further than last year when we made the final.

‘Sid has come through a tough road to get to where he is now.

‘He’s going in there believing he can do it and become a national champion.’