“ONE of the best days of my life” is how fledgling St Joseph’s pro Lloyd Germain described his professional debut in boxing’s paid ranks.

Tony Borg-trained Germain, who turns 29 on Sunday, outpointed Yorkshireman Danny Little in a super-welterweight four-rounder last Saturday.

And after starting life in the pro game with a win, the man from Cardiff said he couldn’t wait to do it all again, with Germain looking at late September for his next outing.

Speaking about the 39-37 victory over the experienced Little, Germain said: “It was a massive occasion for me. I said I was going to deliver the win, and that’s exactly what I did.

“I knew it was going to be very tough. Danny had won the previous Friday, he always comes to win, is very experienced and was going to make me work for it, which is exactly what he did.

“But I just had too much for him, I got the win, and it was amazing, one of the best days of my life.

“I’m looking at the end of September for my next fight and I can’t wait.”

Commenting further, he added: “I wouldn’t say the occasion got to me. The first round was excellent, I hit the ground running, and then I slowed slightly in the second.

“He is very experienced and almost knew what I was going to come with, so I got back behind the jab in the third and fourth and just boxed how we planned.

“I spoke to my mate CJ Challenger, who boxed him as well, and he said that beating Danny Little in your first fight is a good name to have on your record.

“I was so happy to get the win in front of my family and all the fans, and it’s on to the next one now.

“Considering I boxed last time on an amateur show, for me to be fighting again more than a year later and winning my pro debut is massive.

“I was so confident leading up to the fight, I knew I was going to win, it was just getting in there and getting over the line.

“I didn’t really have too much nerves, I was just relishing the opportunity, and I think that showed when we got in there.

“All the time and effort I’ve put in has paid off. The family are chuffed to bits – I wasn’t bringing them up from Cardiff to be going home sad.

“I think they are happier than me that I got in there and performed, and for me to come out unscathed and with a victory is massive.

“One thing that stuck in my mind was my little girl’s birthday the day after the fight.

“There was no chance I was going to the party and people would be saying ‘unlucky’ or ‘better luck next time’.”

Trainer Borg was delighted with his charge, whose win came on the Sanigar Events show in Merthyr Tydfil.

“I’m over the moon for Lloyd,” he said. “The first round was absolutely fantastic, he dropped off a bit in the second, and boxed well in the third and fourth.

“He doesn’t look like a beginner at all and I was really pleased with him.”