UNBEATEN welterweight Lloyd Germain feels he is going from “strength to strength” in the pro game and “ticking boxes I should be ticking” after beating a southpaw for the first time.

The Tony Borg fighter made his professional debut earlier this year at the age of 28, and he hasn’t looked back since with three wins from as many bouts, the most recent coming last weekend.

A late change of opponent didn’t faze the 29-year-old St Joseph’s ace, as he won all four rounds against journeyman MJ Hall at Pontypool Active Living Centre.

It means Germain, from Cardiff, has only lost one round in his first three contests in the paid code – that came on debut when he outpointed Danny Little.

“It was another good performance and I’m glad to get another win,” said Germain when reflecting on the defeat of Hall. “I believe I’m improving with every fight.

“I had a late change of opponent and it was my first time boxing a southpaw, but I don’t think I really took a decent shot.

“It is different facing a southpaw, so it was good to have that experience early in my career. I’m ticking boxes I should be ticking.

“I was happy with how I performed. I landed some clean shots, but fair play to him, he could take a few.

“I know the fans like a KO, but it’s good to get rounds under your belt.

“I caught him with an uppercut at the end of the third round, but it was just before the bell. Maybe if the bell hadn’t come then I would have got him out of there.”

He added: “As far as my career goes, 2019 has been an amazing year for me. I’ve had three fights in six months and only lost one round. I feel like I’m going from strength to strength.

“I’ll have a couple of weeks off and enjoy the festive season with my family. I’ve got my boy’s birthday coming up too. It’s nice to have some time off after non-stop training.

“I’ll be ready to move on in 2020. Half of me is raring to go, the other half is looking forward to eating mince pies and singing Christmas carols.”