Liam Gould is likely to be completing his four-round apprenticeship when he next steps through the ropes for competitive combat.
He’s next out at the Town Hall in Dudley, on the Saturday evening of June 10, as part of a show hosted by BCB Promotions.
Gould will reach 4-0, with another victory, after reeling off three spotless points successes since turning pro last year.
His uncle, Jimmy Gould, has trained him since then, with the two working together at Gymmies Fitness & Boxing gym in Tipton.
The 24-year-old, who is from Coseley, came into the pro ranks after 37 amateur bouts, with 19 victories, representing William Perry Boxing Club in Tipton.
He ended up facing a southpaw, on his pro bow, with late replacement MJ Hall coming in as a late replacement. Hall succumbed to a points whitewash result, through a 40-36 scoreline.
Gould moved on to tackle George Rogers, in his last action of 2022, and eased to another 40-36 verdict, with his opponent attempting spoiling tactics.
A hat-trick of landslide points successes was completed with March’s defeat of Petar Alexsandrov, which Gould rated as the best fight of the three.
Stepping up to six rounds could well be in his future, as well as keeping an eye on the situation with the Midlands welterweight title, which is set to be vacated.
He said: “Training has gone well since then. I pretty much just carried my fitness on from my last fight. I had a week off, to rest, and then I was back in the gym.
“I kept myself ticking over, until I got a date for my next one, and I’ve been pushing on since. I do a fair bit of sparring against other pro lads, of my size and experience, too.
“Zachary (Evans) is a pressure fighter, who throws lots of punches, and Jake (Melvin) is more like me, in that he likes to stand off and box.
“I’ve won every round that I’ve been in, since turning pro, and I can’t really ask for any more than that. As I go on, I’m sure that a TKO will come along, too.
“It’s probably better, in the long run, to get the rounds in and I think that I’ve handled each opponent pretty well. The last one came to have a go, which brought more out of me.
“When I left it long, he couldn’t touch me and I was getting the better of exchanges, at the times when I did get involved. I felt like I’d hurt him, as well, right towards the end.
“I’m a counter puncher and I was waiting for him to properly open up, which didn’t happen until the final 10 seconds of the fight, when I caught him a couple of times.
“He was supposed to be a step up for me, whereas the other two opponents were quite negative. That gave me the chance to show a bit of quality.
“I’m having another four-rounder and I’ll look at going for six. I want to see how far I can go. There are good welterweights coming through, with me, who will be looking at the area title.”
Tickets for the Town Hall bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.