Williams throws his weight behind Lynes to win British title on Wednesday

7 Nov

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro – London

British cruiserweight champion Leon ‘Solid’ Williams, who won the title from Rob Norton in October, threw his weight behind TRAD TKO Boxing Gym mate Colin Lynes to succeed in his challenge for Lee ‘Lights Out’ Purdy’s Lonsdale belt, at the Matchroom Sport promoted ‘Battle of Essex’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, east London, this coming Wednesday, November 9.

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Leon Williams and Colin Lynes at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in London. Credit: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Following a training session at the Canning Town fight factory Williams was adamant that Lynes would capture the British welterweight title: “Colin’s totally focused so we’re going to have two British Champions in the gym. This is going to happen, Colin’s been training hard and he’s in good shape.”

Williams elaborated: “I’ve only seen him training a few times for this fight. It’s very rare for us to be training at the same time as we have different training times, but sometimes I’m late and on those times I catch him. I’ve seen him training, pads work, sparring. He’s very dedicated, he trains very hard. He’s got this fight, easy.”

After the champ had finished speaking, Lynes said: “That’s right, two Lonsdale belts in one gym in the space of a few weeks. I’m really pleased for Leon and Leon is egging me on, yeah… we’re bouncing off each other. It’s going to be great stuff, can’t wait.”

Chief support for the Purdy-Lynes British Welterweight title clash on the 9th November sees Ashley Sexton defend his English flyweight title, against a yet to be named opponent but it’s Lee Purdy versus Colin Lynes that tops the bill for the Matchroom Sport promoted ‘Battle of Essex’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Wednesday 9th November 2011, as well as live on Skysports.

Tickets, priced £35 (Unreserved) and £60 (Ringside) are available online now at http://www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA. For information call 07960 850645.

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