KIERAN Gething believes fighting again so soon after claiming his maiden professional title can only be a good thing.

Pontypool’s Gething returns to the ring on Friday less than four weeks after beating Henry Janes to the vacant Welsh super-lightweight crown in Newport.

Spaniard Damian Esquisabel, 27, is Gething’s opponent on the St David’s Day show at the Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff, and the Welshman is hoping to keep the momentum going.

He said: “It’s been nice to go straight into another fight as it’s helped to keep my mind in the gym.

"In the past you may be a bit bored in between fights waiting for a date, so this time it’s been good to get focused straight away and back into something.

“I was very pleased with the win in my last fight.

“He was a good opponent and had a good ranking, so it was a great win for me.

“It was the first time fighting at that weight too, so I was happy that I won almost every round.

“I picked up the Welsh title, so it felt extra special with it being the first belt of my career.

“I’m in boxing to win belts, so long may it continue.”

The main event of the MTK Global show in the capital sees two unbeaten fighters collide, as Akeem Ennis Brown defends his IBF European super-lightweight title against Bilal Rehman.

Undefeated Commonwealth bantamweight champion Jay Harris is in action against Jaba Memishishi, while exciting prospect Jacob Robinson has an interesting fight with Jonny Phillips.

There are a number of talented stars on the undercard too, including Alex Hughes, Maredudd Thomas, Sultan Zaurbek, Rhys Edwards and many more.

Meanwhile, after Pontllanfraith's Kody Davies was forced to pull out of the Sanigar Events promotion in Merthyr Tydfil on March 9 through injury, the same fate has befallen St Joseph's ace Gavin Gwynne.

The unbeaten 28-year-old (10-0) was due to face Scotland's Ahmed Ibrahim for the vacant Celtic lightweight title but injured his right knee in training and won't be involved in the show.

In a post on Facebook, Gwynne, from Trelewis, wrote: "I'm devastated to say I won't be boxing on March 9 because of an injury I had in training.

"I went over on my leg and popped my knee cap out of place.

"I'm so sorry to everyone that has bought tickets and to my sponsors that have helped me for this camp.

"I feel like I've let everyone down and I'm truly devastated about this happening.

"I've put everything into this camp and it was heartbreaking hearing the news that I wouldn't be able to box.

"But hopefully it won't take long to heal up and I'm back training soon."

In a post written the following day, he added: "Good news today, had a knee brace fitted so I can start to build the muscle up around it and get back fighting fit.

"I was devastated at the thought of not fighting but got to get my head around this and think of the positive.

"Thanks to everyone for the love and support, it has been unreal."

Despite Davies, who was set to fight Morgan Jones for the vacant Welsh super-middleweight strap, and Gwynne pulling out, Gwent will be represented on the show by Ricky Rowlands, Jake Tinklin, debutant Jordan Thomas and Robbie Vernon.