BCB’s Conah Walker retained his WBA International welterweight title with a three-round demolition of previously unbeaten Lloyd Germain. The Ulster Hall in Belfast was a neutral ground for both men, but the ‘Wolfs’ fans filled the room with noise after travelling on short notice in large numbers to support their man.
The 28-year-old from Wolverhampton was scheduled to rematch Cyrus Patterson before an injury to the later forced the fight to be postponed. Offered this on two weeks’ notice, Walker could be forgiven for being a bit rusty, but he settled into the fight quickly, landing a solid left hook in the opening round.
Germain, who hails from Cardiff, Wales, used his jab well but was struggling in the clinches to handle Walker’s size and strength. The reigning Celtic and Welsh champion looked unsettled and was having to box with his back against the ropes for long periods of the first two rounds.
Growing in confidence, Walker began landing some heavy blows with both hands, putting Germain down early in the third round. Two more knockdowns swiftly followed, and referee Bob Williams rightly waived the fight off.
It is now back-to-back big, televised wins for Walker, and he has a lot of exciting fights to look forward to.
“People have known how good I am, said Walker, speaking to DAZN. “I just needed a platform. I love this game; I study the game, and I want the number one guy, Lewis Crocker, or a British title shot next. I got the job done tonight in Belfast, a city I have loved being in and hopefully we can get a big one in Wolverhampton next.”