CONFIDENCE is something boxers are never short of, and it would be fair to say Morgan Jones has it in spades.

Jones, trained by Tony Borg at St Joseph’s, may have had just six pro fights but that is not stopping him from aiming for the stars.

Now living in Aberdare and working as a car salesman in Merthyr Tydfil, he was 10 years old when he and his family left South Africa to return to his dad’s homeland.

After winning two Welsh senior titles and representing his country on numerous occasions as an amateur, Jones made the move to Borg’s stable in Newport to begin his professional career.

Half-a-dozen bouts and as many victories later, Jones bids to make it a magnificent seven this Saturday on Cyclone Promotions’ show at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff.

Joining fellow St Joes fighters Andrew Selby, Mitchell Buckland and Frankie Borg on the bill, Jones, 25, faces ‘Congo Warrior’ Eric Mokonzo at light-heavyweight.

“The amateurs was my training ground,” said Jones. “The goal was always to turn pro and make it big.

“I love the gym and I get on really well with Tony, we are very like-minded, and it’s absolutely brilliant to be in the same gym as guys like Lee and Andrew Selby.

“It’s great when a world champion watches you train and gives you tips on how to improve.

“My fights so far have been extremely comfortable. I’ve made them look much easier than most boxers would have made them look.”

Assessing his next opponent, he added: “I haven’t seen him fight but I know he is dangerous. He won his last fight in Wales by knocking out Jermaine Asare.

“But I think that’s what I thrive on, being in that environment where I know the other guy is coming out to do everything he can to take me out.”

And on his long-term aims, he continued: “There is nothing stopping me getting a world title.

“If I thought I couldn’t do it then I wouldn’t be boxing.

“When you’re a boxer you want to be number one – that’s the pinnacle of any sport.”