TRAINER Tony Borg is confident Gavin Gwynne will tonight become the latest St Joseph’s fighter to enjoy title success.

The Welsh lightweight crown is on the line at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre with Gwynne going up against experienced Cardiff puncher Henry Janes for the vacant belt.

Gwynne, 27, from Trelewis, has won all seven of his bouts as a professional and now he has a chance to take the first step on the championship ladder.

Janes had been on a five-fight unbeaten run until June’s points loss to former British and Commonwealth super-featherweight title challenger Joe Murray.

Before that setback, Janes, seven years older than Gwynne, won three in a row, including a victory over Barry’s Jason Sillett, before successive draws against Steve Brogan.

Until that upturn in form, the 34-year-old was moving ever closer to acquiring the tag of journeyman, with only seven wins in 27 outings.

However, those three victories have helped boost his career at a relatively late stage, and he gets his first title shot tonight after 33 fights in the pro game.

But Borg expects his man to be too good for Janes, saying: “It’s a good test for Gavin but I expect him to win.

“Henry isn’t just going to fall over, he really wants to win the title and has a lot of experience, a lot more than Gavin.

“Henry has been around for a while and fought some good names but he’s a bit heavy-handed and his downfall is that he loves a big fight all the time.

“Gavin is still finding his way in the pro game but he has come through seven fights and learnt from each one.

“He’s going to keep it long in the first few rounds and then look to push on and wear Henry down.”

Borg, as well as Gwynne and headliner Ashley Brace, also has welterweight Fred Evans and middleweight Dan Barton in action tonight.

London 2012 silver medallist Evans looks for a third straight win against Yorkshireman Adam Jones, who has one win in his last 20.

While after a win and a draw in his first two bouts in the paid code, Newport’s Barton faces Torquay’s Nathan Halton.

Barton will be the Devon boxer’s third Welsh opponent in five fights. Halton beat Jamie Ambler on debut but then lost to Geraint Goodridge.

Also on the Merthyr bill, Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Jermaine Asare and Nathan Thorley square off for the vacant Welsh light- heavyweight title.

Former world champion Lee Haskins, Craig Kennedy, Kristian Touze and debutant Jacob Robinson are in action too.