LLOYD Germain wants to round off his boxing year in style this weekend by making it a hat-trick of wins in the professional ranks.

The 29-year-old takes on Bradford’s Saif Zahoor (0-4) on Saturday’s seven-fight Sanigar Events show at Pontypool Active Living Centre.

It’s a promotion with a heavy Gwent presence, with Germain fighting alongside St Joseph’s stablemates Gavin Gwynne, Robbie Vernon, Joshua John and Jordan Withers.

Risca’s Jake Tinklin also features, while the line-up is completed by Port Talbot’s Geraint Goodridge.

For Germain, the last pro show of 2019 in Wales gives him the chance to build on his two victories to date.

He began his tenure in the paid code with a points defeat of Danny Little in Merthyr Tydfil at the end of June, before beating Adam Bannister by the same method in Swansea in September.

“I’m very confident and I’m as fit as I’ve ever been,” said Cardiff-born Germain. “I can’t wait to get in there and pick up another win before the end of the year.

“It will be nice to get the win on Saturday and then just enjoy some time with the family over Christmas.

“They’ve said I could be fighting again in February or March, but the only thing on my mind is Saturday.

“When I get that out of the way, then I can start to think about other stuff, and I don’t want to rush anything.

“When Tony (Borg, trainer) and Chris (Sanigar, manager) feel the time is right for me to take the next step, that’s when I’ll do it.

“For now, I’m going to continue winning and working on getting better. It’s all going in the right direction and the work that has gone in should pay off on Saturday.

“If I keep winning then I could be in contention for a Welsh title fight by the end of next year.”

Germain felt he produced a more rounded performance against Bannister than Little – and he’s looking to be even better on Saturday.

“My performance in Swansea was better than my first,” he added. “I boxed a lot more sensibly.

“I thought I was calmer and took my time. I boxed a bit more, as opposed to my first fight when I came out fast.

“It was nice to improve from my first to my second and the plan is to improve again from my second to my third.

“I’m around Tony Borg and the lads a lot and picking up stuff all the time.

“I’ve learnt not to rush in and smother a lot of what I’m doing.

“I’ve got to box at distance more and get behind my jab, keeping it nice and long.

“I can’t get caught up in close-quarter battles, and because I’m tall it suits me to keep it long.”

As part of his preparations for this weekend, Germain travelled with stablemate Lee Selby to the north east of England ahead of the latter’s tussle with Ricky Burns last month.

“This camp has been similar to my others, although I have stepped up my training a bit from the last one,” he said.

“I went away to Hartlepool with Lee Selby, Robbie Vernon and Lewis Ritson before Lee’s fight with Ricky Burns.

“It was definitely beneficial, and nice to get away and be out of my comfort zone for four days.”

Vernon, Withers, John and Tinklin can also extend their unbeaten records in Pontypool, while Gwynne is aiming to bounce back after his first professional loss at the end of August.