KIERAN Gething will have to wait just that little bit longer to have a crack at his first title in boxing’s professional ranks.

The Pontypool welterweight, who became a dad for the second time on Thursday, was due to face Newcastle’s Basi Razaq for the British Challenge belt on Saturday night.

However, the 27-year-old Englishman has had to pull out of the contest through injury, with Gething now set to take on Barcelona-based Nicaraguan Jorge Moreno.

And not only is Gething’s title bid at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport off this weekend, he is now highly unlikely to go up against Chris Jenkins for the Welsh welterweight crown.

The duo were going to tussle for the vacant strap at Pontypool Leisure Centre on September 28 – Gething will appear on that promotion and there may still be a prize up for grabs.

Swansea stylist Jenkins has also withdrawn from Saturday night’s British Warriors Boxing Promotions show in order to challenge Darragh Foley in Glasgow on August 24.

St Joseph’s lightweight Lance Cooksey, unbeaten in all five professional fights to date, is in action in Llandarcy alongside Gething.

Cooksey tackles Oldham’s Taka Bembere (1-2), while fellow Welshmen Jay Harris, David White, Angelo Dragone and Jake Anthony take to the ring as well.

“I’m still fighting on Saturday night but I’ve got a change of opponent because Basi Razaq is injured,” said Gething, 24.

“It looks like Jorge Moreno because Chris Jenkins has pulled out to take an opportunity in Scotland later this month.

“Chris has said if he wins that then he would go on to better things, so I’m not going to be a back-up option.

“With the Welsh it would be the third time that I should have been boxing for a title but my opponent has pulled out.

“But I’m really motivated for tonight, especially after my daughter was born.”