Gould Has Eyes On The Prize

Liam Gould has been punch-perfect as a professional so far but faces a very tricky test in his first championship bout when he faces Ben Vaughan for the Midlands Area Welterweight Title on BCB Promotions ‘Collision Course’ at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham on April 12th.

The 25-year-old from Coseley is unbeaten in six and picked up his first stoppage win in his last fight against Shane Smith in February. It was an emphatic performance from start to finish, and what was more impressive was the fact that Gould knew what was at stake if he was to lose.

“It was always something I wanted to do, going the traditional route and fighting for the area title,said Gould. Going into my last fight, I knew that this opportunity would be there for me next, so it was important that I had a good performance and didn’t make any mistakes. I got to show my power and more of my ability than in my earlier fights when the opponents are more of your typical journeyman types who don’t give you many opportunities to throw.”

Gould trains under his uncle at Gymmies Fitness & Boxing Gym in Tipton but has been splitting his time for this training camp between this and getting in some elite sparring at the BCB Gym in Wednesbury.

“For this fight, I have had some time away from work, so my training has really stepped up a level as I can give myself more time to prepare. At the BCB Gym, I have sparred with European champion Tyler Denny and Elliot Whale. Mixing at that level has been a great experience for me, and I have learned a lot.”

Area titles are prestigious belts, but sometimes the odds are heavily in one of the boxers favour. For these two men, it is the opposite; both are unbeaten, and most people in the sport see it as a true 50/50.

“There is no ill feeling towards Ben Vaughan; he is just an opponent to me, but I know he throws a lot of punches; he is definitely a solid choice, and the two of us are well worthy of a title fight. Normally, I don’t know who I am with until a week before, sometimes less than that, so it’s nice to be able to prepare properly in advance.

“I’m not looking past this, but when I get the win, then we can look at what might be next after that. I want to keep progressing and climbing the ladder, and it starts with winning the Midlands title.”

Tickets for ‘Collision Course’ are now available, priced at £40 standard and £80 Ringside VIP, from the boxers directly or by emailing info@bcb-promotions.com.

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