Inverness City boxers prove to be golden in Cyprus
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INVERNESS City Boxing club had a golden time at the International Boxing Cup as their athletes fought their way to victory.
Adian Williamson and George Stewart both impressed in the ring as they won their respective categories in Limassol.
Calum Turnbull also experienced victory but did so without throwing a punch as his opponents pulled out of the competition.
Alness fighter Williamson defeated Irish boxer Riley Brody when he proved too powerful and recorded a stoppage after 20 seconds in the semi final.
In the final he faced former English junior champion Andrew Lawson from Sunderland.
Williamson once again proved too strong and took the win with a unanimous decision from the judges.
His coach Laurie Redfern said Williamson was in outstanding form during the competition to take the gold medal home from the tournament in Cyprus.
Speaking about Williamson’s performance in the final against Lawson, Redfern said: “Lawson shone in the tournament but Adian shocked everyone by taking the boy apart.
“He managed to force Lawson into two eight counts in the first round and was unable to stop Adian coming forward.
“Williamson forced Lawson into another standing count in the second round but he said he deliberately slowed the fight down in the third round as he knew he was going to win.”
Stewart made it through his semi final against a Cypriot fighter who was disqualified in the final round.
In the final round he defeated a top Russian boxer with an impressive performance.
“George came into his own in the final,” said Redfern
“He deservedly got a a unanimous decision and look in his element. It was his first time fighting abroad and he stepped up to the occasion.”
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