Silver seals huge campaign for rising star

Sid Williams
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a silver medal at the Tri-Nations Championships has rounded off the most memorable of seasons for Sid Williams.

Moneyfields’ rising star performed superbly to box to second spot in Warrington at 52kg in class four.

Williams defeated Scottish champ Joe Murray in his opening encounter.

That set up a return with Everton Red Triangle’s Brandon Daord, who beat Williams in the Junior ABA finals.

Williams delivered a big display in the final before Daord was given a verdict which many believed should have gone the other way.

Moneyfields coach Aaron Pritchard said: ‘We were really pleased with how he performed.

‘He came through and beat him quite comfortably in the end.

‘Then he boxed on Saturday against Brandon Daord.

‘Sid boxed very, very well but lost on a majority decision.

‘The England coaches commented on how impressed they were with Sid’s performance and good attitude.

‘It was nip and tuck and really could have gone the other way.

‘His performances have given him a platform moving forward.’

Stacey’s Ashley Devenport boxed well and applied plenty of pressure before going to down to a split decision loss to Scotland’s William Hutchinson at 63kg in class three.