by Chris Evans
The famous Welsh boxing gym, St Joe's, Newport, undefeated Welsh super-welterweight Lloyd Germain (1-0) is preparing for his second professional fight against Swansea's Adam Bannister (1-9).
Germain made his pro-debut at the end of June 2019, winning a 4-rounder on points against Danny Little (8-57-2) in Merthyr Tydfil.
Lloyd's opponent had yet to be announced when we sat down, yet he was eager to express his desire to jump back in the ring.
"[It was] a very special moment for myself, I planned it all out in my head." Germain enthused.
"After getting the win it was a surreal feeling, it took me a while to come back down to earth. I was buzzing for a good few days after, but I’m back in the gym now ready to protect my 0 on the 13th of September; preparing for the best and to the best of my ability"
Training full time at St Joe's under the watchful eye of Welsh trainer Tony Borg, Germain boasts opponent such as former World IBF featherweight title holder and local lad Lee Selby. The solid platform has helped bring a notion of stability to Germain's camp.
“It’s second to none, I couldn’t be in a better place, [with the] right people around me, the right trainer, I’m learning every day from people in the gym like Gavin Gwynne , Lee Selby. It breeds quality and we are all learning off each other, it’s a great place to be, I’m going from strength to strength here“
“It’s going to be a great night for Welsh boxing, you’ve got two Welsh title fights on the card. This is a great platform for myself and a chance to give a good performance on a televised show."
It is set to be a great night of boxing, though Bannisters record of 1-9 may not seem impressive he has gone the distance with some quality fighter such as British title challenger Gavin Gwynne, and Welsh lightweight title challenger Kristian Touze so this will be a tough test and another good learning fight for Germain who is eager to impress.