GAVIN Gwynne says winning his British lightweight title eliminator on Saturday could be “life-changing” – and the Welsh champion insists he won’t be the one giving up a perfect record at the Newport Centre.

St Joseph’s ace Gwynne clashes with fellow unbeaten pro Myron Mills for the right to take on Lewis Ritson, who currently holds the prestigious Lonsdale Belt.

Gwynne and Mills, the reigning English champion, have 21 wins between them from as many outings in the paid code.

While Derby’s Mills has 12 of those, Gwynne, who at 28 is six years older than his opponent, is brimming with confidence ahead of the bout on the Sanigar Events bill in Newport.

“I’m in awesome shape,” he said.

“This is probably the best camp I’ve had, everything has gone brilliantly.

“I’ve got a new sponsor on board, Cleanbite, who are doing my food now and I’ve made the weight a lot easier this time.

“I killed myself the last time I made 9st 9lb, this time I’m still eating three meals and drinking five litres of water a day.

“I’ve done a few rounds with Lee Selby, and they were good rounds.

“He’s massive for a lightweight and I’ve been learning off him.

“He gives good advice as well so it’s brilliant to have him in the gym.”

He added: “I was a bit surprised to get a chance like this because he’s unbeaten as well and the fight is in Wales.

“His team has got to be confident in his ability, otherwise they wouldn’t have taken the fight, and I’ve got to respect him for coming here and putting his record on the line.

“You don’t see it very often, two unbeaten boys going at it so early in their careers, but these are the guys you’ve got to beat for the British title.

“Someone’s ‘0’ has got to go and it’s not going to be mine.

“It could be life-changing for me if I win so I’ve got to put everything into it, and I know that if the game plan goes as it should I’ll come out victorious.

“If I win then Lewis Ritson is the British title holder and hopefully that fight could happen after Christmas.”

As well as Ritson, who failed in his bid to land the European crown earlier this month, Gwynne’s former St Joes stablemate Joe Cordina could be another possible foe in the future.

Cordina, the Commonwealth champion, locks horns with ex-British king Scott Cardle on November 10 in Manchester when Tony Bellew fights Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk.

“It could happen somewhere down the line,” said Gwynne on the possibility of a meeting with Cordina. “That one would sell big, but I think that’s further in the future, we’ll have to build up that fight for when we’ve both got titles.

“It would be a bigger event then if I had the British and he had the Commonwealth.

“The plan now is just to win on Saturday night, and Mills is probably a harder fight than Lewis.

“Lewis is a big puncher, but I think he’s one-dimensional.

“But I’ve got to get the job done on Saturday, get it out of the way and then see where I go.”

Also on Saturday, St Joes’ Robbie Turley challenges Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion Ashley Lane and Pontypool’s Kieran Gething fights Tony Dixon for the vacant Welsh welterweight title.