Nazeerullah falls to Williams

Published July 31, 2022
<p>LEWIS Williams of England lands a left on Pakistan’s Nazeerullah during their last-16 heavyweight bout of the Commonwealth Games at NEC Arena on Saturday.—Courtesy CWG2022</p>

LEWIS Williams of England lands a left on Pakistan’s Nazeerullah during their last-16 heavyweight bout of the Commonwealth Games at NEC Arena on Saturday.—Courtesy CWG2022

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan boxer Nazeerullah was no match for home hope Lewis Williams as he fell in the round-of-16 of the heavyweight competition at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Williams was dominant throughout all three rounds as the Leamington boxer progressed to a quarter-final clash with Papau New Guinea’s Arthur Lavalou via unanimous points decision.

“Usually there’s some nerves,” Williams said after the bout.

“I’ve got my home crowd here for a change. I didn’t feel that as a pressure, I felt that as a bonus. It was a big push.

“It’s quality to have my family and friends here. In the local parks they have got screens with people watching.

“Everybody is supporting, everybody is watching, my phone is blowing up with people sending messages supporting me. It’s just a bonus, isn’t it? I’m just feeling a push, it’s not pressure, it’s just motivation.”

Published in Dawn, July 31st, 2022

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