UNBEATEN St Joseph’s star Gavin Gwynne is set to fight for his first title in boxing’s professional ranks, writes David Williams.

The 27-year-old from Treharris faces Cardiff’s Henry Janes for the vacant Welsh lightweight belt at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre on Saturday, October 14.

Gwynne’s St Joes stablemate Fred Evans, the 2012 Olympic silver medallist, is also on the bill, as are Newport’s Dan Barton and Tredegar’s Ricky Rowlands.

The Land of Dragons show, staged by Sanigar Events, gives Gwynne the chance to extend his unblemished record and take the next step on the road to bigger prizes.

“I have been waiting for this chance to shine since I turned professional and I am ready to show the fans what I am capable of,” said Gwynne, who has six wins from as many outings.

“Fighting for the Welsh title in Merthyr against a boxer as tough as Henry Janes will bring out the best in me and I think that everyone will be in for a great fight on October 14.”

Meanwhile, promoter Jamie Sanigar added: “It is great to be bringing another Welsh title fight back to the home of Welsh boxing in Merthyr Tydfil.

“Gavin has been chomping at the bit for his chance to show us what he can do and I think this is the perfect fight for him at this stage.

“Henry Janes represents a big step up in class and Gavin will have to be at the top of his game if he wants to become the Welsh champion.”