KIERAN Gething is ready to fight for more belts in 2019.

Gething (7-2-1) is looking to celebrate St David’s Day with a win at the Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff tonight, a month after claiming the Welsh super-lightweight crown.

The Pontypool star hopes that title triumph can be a springboard to more big fights this year, and he’s made it clear just how much he’s willing to step up.

Gething said: “I’m definitely hoping that winning my first title can be a catalyst for more belts as that’s what I’m in boxing for.

“When I retire, my kids can have a look at those titles and be proud, and I can be proud of myself too.

“If I can get a Celtic title fight this summer I’d be really happy with that, then maybe I can fight for a Commonwealth or an intercontinental title at the end of the year.

“You have got to have belief in yourself, and I do.

“I want to move forward and push myself, and I’m happy to mention my name with people like Sam Maxwell as I think I’m good enough to be alongside him.

“I’d snap people’s hands off for a fight with somebody like that.”

First, Gething, 24, must negotiate his way past Spanish opponent Damian Esquisabel in a six-rounder in the Welsh capital.

The 27-year-old from Santander has won three and lost two of five professional bouts, the most recent being a defeat on points last October.

Gething’s fight in Cardiff is part of a big bill live on iFL TV featuring Akeem Ennis Brown defending his IBF European super- lightweight title against Bilal Rehman.