FORMER amateur star Jordan Withers makes his professional debut in Swansea next month with trainer Tony Borg expecting big things from the talented teenager.

Withers, 19, fights for the first time in the paid code on Friday, September 13 when Swansea’s LC2 hosts an action-packed Sanigar Events show.

It’s a promotion headed by two Welsh title fights and outings for Withers’ St Joseph’s stablemates Lloyd Germain (1-0) and Robbie Vernon (3-0), while Risca’s Jake Tinklin (3-0) is also involved.

Withers, a Welsh and British champion in the amateurs, turned pro last month when signing a management deal with Bristol-based Chris Sanigar.

The youngster from Port Talbot is currently in the US training at some of the top gyms in the States alongside St Joes colleagues Lee Selby and Gavin Gwynne.

Giving his thoughts on Withers, trainer Borg said: “He is really talented.

“They’re calling him the ‘Welsh Canelo’ (after Mexico’s world middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez).

“He is gifted and has really got his head down in the gym, and you can see a difference in him already.

“It’s about being around the right people and training out in the States is a great start to his professional career.

“I’m expecting big things from Jordan.”

Borg says Withers will campaign at middleweight but could move up to light- middleweight.

In the title fight double-header in Swansea, home favourite Kristian Touze faces Angelo Dragone for the vacant super-featherweight crown, and Morgan Jones meets Jake Anthony for the vacant super-middleweight strap.

Meanwhile, Welsh welterweight champion Tony Dixon (11-2) and North Walian Sion Yaxley (2-0) make up the rest of the bill.

The show will be screened live on S4C programme Bocsio.