Liam Gould has been punch perfect in his first four fights, winning all sixteen rounds and will be looking to keep that streak going when he climbs through the ropes on December 3rd in his first six rounder at the Hangar Venue in Wolverhampton.
The 25-year-old from Coseley had a very solid amateur career that saw him pick up 19 wins, representing William Perry Boxing Club in Tipton. He made the decision to turn professional a little over a year ago with his Uncle Jimmy Gould who coaches at the Gymmies Fitness & Boxing gym also in Tipton.
His debut saw him beat the experienced M J Hall at The Venue in Dudley, a little over two months later he followed up that win with a dominant four rounds against Whetstone’s George Rogers at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham. In March he returned to the Town Hall with his first successful test of international opposition in Bulgaria’s Petar Aleksandrov and was back there one again in June with his best performance to date dominating Paul Cummings.
“It was the best win from the four, “said Gould. “I have been working a lot on my shot selection and it showed on the night. Cummings had a similar style to people I had boxed previously; he didn’t throw a lot which can make it challenging to get openings”.
Eight months will have passed since that bout by the time he next enters the ring, but Gould isn’t expecting any ring rust as he makes the step up to six rounds for the first time.
“I was waiting on a date but with having a holiday booked there wasn’t quite the right show to box on but the chance to fight in Wolverhampton for the first time was the ideal option.
“Training has been much of the same really, I have had some good sparring with some of the BCB lads, Jake Mevin, Owen Cooper and Zach Evans. Those guys are little ahead of me in terms of number of fights so it’s a good way of testing my levels and seeing the stage that I am at”.
It’s fair to say Gould would like to have been busier this year but assuming he gets the win on December 3rd then 2024 could see him in title action.
“It would have been good to get in one or two more in, but it has been a good year, I want another couple of six rounders and then hopefully a Midlands title shot will come up. The longer distances will suit my style so stepping up to six and then ten will be perfect for me.
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