AFTER losing his first shot at a title in the professional ranks last autumn, Kieran Gething doesn’t want to contemplate what could happen if he doesn’t win in Newport tonight.

Pontypool boxer Gething, 24, clashes with Cardiff’s Henry Janes for the vacant Welsh super-lightweight crown on the British Warriors promotion at The Neon.

The bout comes three months after Gething lost out on the Welsh welterweight belt to Tony Dixon by the narrowest of margins.

Gething (6-2-1) was happy to be involved in the BBBoC Welsh Area Council’s contest of the year, but the championship strap is what he really wanted.

He is determined to make his second chance count – and he’s even hoping for another title tilt next month should tonight’s showdown go his way.

On the clash with 35-year-old Janes (12-23-3), he said: “I don’t want to say it’s make or break, I’m only 24 years old after all.

“But I don’t want to take a step back and have to rebuild my career.

“I’ve had great support so far as a professional and I don’t want to go from fighting for a title to struggling to sell 50 or 60 tickets for a bout.

“If I do lose then I might have to rebuild my career from the bottom.

“Providing everything goes well, I’d love to fight for a Celtic title on March 1 in Cardiff.

“Winning a title on St David’s Day would be awesome.”

Janes is a man Gething knows a fair bit about, with the two crossing paths in the past.

“We’ve got quite a close relationship in some ways because his brother used to be a coach at the gym where I train,” added Gething.

“Henry did a bit of training in the gym as well.”

He continued: “Henry fought Gavin Gwynne for a Welsh title the other year and I’ve been watching that fight.

“It’s the closest you can get to what it’s going to be like with regards to his movement and maybe his fitness levels.

“I’m not too dissimilar to Gavin and box at a really high pace, so it could be a similar fight.”

Janes lost that fight with Gwynne and drew a Celtic super-lightweight title encounter against Craig McIntyre last June.