It’s Miller time for City ace

Sid Williams Picture: Malcolm Wells
Sid Williams Picture: Malcolm Wells
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REVENGE will be on Alex Miller’s mind in the England Youth Boxing Championships today.

And the City of Portsmouth talent has been backed to shine in his Southern Counties final clash with St Mary’s Lee Mills.

The pair meet in Shoreham with a place in the national pre-quarter-finals at stake at 60kg.

Mills holds a disputed victory over Miller, which will provide motivation for the 16-year-old in their Class A meeting.

He has been putting the work in and shown focus in the build-up to the bout.

And City coach Tony Hoile backed him to shine when the pair go up against each other.

Hoile said: ‘Alex is really up for it and has worked hard. I’m looking forward to seeing him box.

‘He’s been doing lots of sparring, and training so hard to get down to the weight.

‘Alex is a real, dedicated boy and he is a pleasure to work with.

‘He listens and learns quickly. He trains every night.

‘Alex has met his opponent before and he nicked it.

‘We felt Alex had won it, so it’s a bit of a grudge match.

‘But Alex knows he can beat him. We’re ready for him.’

Moneyfields’ hugely-talented international, Sid Williams, is also scheduled to be in action, and is lined up to meet Brighton & Hove’s Charlie Wilson at 56kg in Class A.

Heart of Portsmouth’s Tommy Johnson goes at 75kg against Woking’s Jesse Jones for a place in the pre-quarters. In Class B, Heart of Portsmouth’s Ben Bendle (81kg) and Golden Ring’s Jack Stringer (75kg) got a walkover.