KIERAN Gething’s wish for a successful defence of his Welsh title and Champions League final victory for Liverpool came true on Saturday – and now he wants to create some more special memories.

The 25-year-old from Pontypool saw off the challenge of fellow Gwent fighter and former sparring partner Craig Woodruff at Cardiff’s Vale Sports Arena to retain his super-lightweight crown.

Just a few hours later and Gething was celebrating his favourite team’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid, as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds won European football’s top prize for the sixth time.

Gething would love to see the Anfield club’s trophy success continue, but he also has high hopes for his own future in the boxing ring and is eager to add further belts to his Welsh one.

“I’m looking at the Commonwealth title, but it looks like I may have to wait my turn for that,” he said.

“Phil Bowse is the champion, he won the title in February and defended it for the first time in March, and he’ll probably defend it again on the Frank Warren show on July 13.

“I’ve seen the long list of possible opponents for him, but I’m not sure who it will be, probably Sam Maxwell, although he’s not long had a really tough fight.

“I’m not on the list, but that’s only for this month, things could change.”

He added: “There was talk about me going for the Celtic title, possibly against Craig MacIntyre, though he’s got a fight coming up on June 22.

"He drew with Henry Janes last year, and then I beat Henry in February to win my title, so I’d be confident given that I’ve got a win over his toughest opponent.

“Maybe I could get a shot at an international title next if the Celtic can’t be made, but I’m not going to cry if the Celtic doesn’t happen.

“I won’t be giving up my Welsh title any time soon, and I just want to bring more big fights to Wales, the way Jay Harris has, and I’m sure Liam Williams, Sean McGoldrick and Joe Cordina will.”

Gething admits Saturday’s contest, which he was awarded 97-95 by referee Martin Williams, was, just like the Champions League final, far from a classic.

“Some people said it was a good watch, others thought it was scrappy,” he said.

“I feel that was down to Craig as he held and wrestled a bit which was frustrating, and I was disappointed I didn’t get to show the ability I know I’ve got.

“I thought I won it more comfortably than I did on the referee’s scorecard.”