KIERAN Gething remains hopeful of securing a title shot in his hometown next month but finding an opponent is proving increasingly problematic.

The 24-year-old still doesn’t know who he will be facing on the JE Promotions show at Pontypool Leisure Centre on September 28.

He was supposed to box Chris Jenkins for the Welsh welterweight crown but the Swansea man withdrew to challenge Kent-born Irishman Darragh Foley.

Gething’s team have been busy trying to find an opponent and make sure a belt is still up for grabs.

“I’ll be fighting on the 28th but it doesn’t look like it will be for a title,” said Gething (6-1-1).

“It looks like the only way it could be for a title is if we managed to get television coverage and find sponsors.

“I’d also consider dropping to super-lightweight and possibly going for the vacant WBC international title.

“The only thing is I have to know the quality of the opponent before I decide whether to stay at welterweight or drop down.

“I was hoping to get Henry Janes for a Welsh title fight but he has got a Celtic title fight lined up so I don’t think that’s an option.”

He added: “It’s just disappointing for me because I can’t promise people who I’m selling tickets to that I’m definitely fighting for a title.

“I’ll still be fighting and I’ll be able to put on a show for people who have supported me.”

Gething came through the first knockdown and count of his boxing career, amateur or professional, when beating Nicaraguan Jorge Moreno at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

The Welshman won with a fourth-round stoppage after touching down in the opening session and then flooring Moreno in the second.

“It was definitely a step up,” said Gething. “I learnt a lot from it, but that’s what these fights are all about.

“It wasn’t a shock when he caught me because I touched down and got straight back up, I was frustrated more than anything when it happened.”

Tredegar’s Ricky Rowlands and Caerphilly’s Callum Busuttil also appear on the Pontypool bill.