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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Walker Defends Title in Sensational Stoppage Victory


Wolverhampton’s Conah Walker sensational defended his WBA international welterweight title live on DAZN at Ulster Hall Belfast (27.01.24). The twenty-eight-year-old known as ‘The Wolf’ took on the unbeaten Lloyd Germain (33) in a ten-round contest. Germain, thirty-three-year-old from Cardiff came into the contest with an unbeaten record of nine wins with one coming by way of stoppage. Walker’s record stands at twelve wins one draw out of fifteen contests with four coming via way of stoppage. Both fighters weighed in ten stone six with Bob Williams reffing.

Germain used his jab well in the first as he moved around the ring, Walker edged forward and got some good shots off but Germain edged the round. Walker came out strong in the second and landed a nice right hand, then hunted Germain down landing some good left hooks and rights on the inside. Germain have some joy near the end of the round but Walker won it.

Germain landed a good right hand at the start of the third but Walker shrugged it off and came forward with some great shots on the inside rocking Germain with a great left hook and then landing shots until the ref jumping in to start the count. Germain rose to his feet and was allowed to continue. Walker pressed forward dropping Germain for the second time, the ref counted but before the fight was allowed to continue the ref talked to Walker about hitting his opponent while he is down. As the fight restarted Walker pressed Germain into the corner landing some great left hooks dropping Germain for the third time with the ref jumping in stopping the contest one minute thirty-three seconds of the third round.

Walker Wins third-round stoppage.

 

Dexter’s Thoughts

What a great performance by Walker against an unbeaten fighter who had come to win. Walker eased his way into the fight in the first round with Germain using his jab well and it did seem like it was going to be a tough night for ‘The Wolf’. But I was so wrong, Walker just came out firing in the second dropping Germain three times in the third round in a sensational stoppage victory. This was a very impressive victory and Walker was looking to take on the best in the welterweight division. Walker has continued to improve and is definitely in the mix of the top boxers at British and European level. Now he has made a statement twice on Matchroom promotions shows in his last two fights I’m sure they will be backing him to contest for bigger titles. Conah Walker is a fantastic fighter and is getting better with every fight he has the potential to claim British, European, and maybe even world honors. The Birmingham Boxing Column looks forward following this great boxer's career.

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