GAVIN Gwynne insists he is ready to claim a “life-changing” win over former St Joseph’s stablemate and reigning British and Commonwealth lightweight champion Joe Cordina this Saturday.

The all-Welsh clash is part of a huge show at London’s O2 that is headlined by pound-for-pound great Vasyl Lomachenko’s world title bout with Yorkshireman Luke Campbell.

Gwynne (11-0) and Cordina (9-0) may have unblemished records to defend, but it’s those belts that both men want – and the doors a victory in the capital could potentially open further down the line.

Cardiff-born Cordina, trained by Tony Borg in Newport before turning pro with Essex-based Tony Sims in 2017, is the big favourite with the bookmakers.

But the tag of underdog won’t bother 29-year-old Gwynne, who under Borg’s guidance has risen rapidly through the rankings to earn his shot at Cordina’s silverware.

And this weekend’s battle of Wales is all that has been on Gwynne’s mind since the fight was made.

“Every time I go to bed, it’s all I’m thinking about,” he said. “I’m lying in bed and going through the fight in my head.

“I go through the ring walk and what I’m going to be doing in the fight.

“I don’t really see the outcome, it’s just what I’m going to do, over and over.

“It’s in my brain then and when I do jump in the ring it’s what I’m going to be doing.

“It’s all I’ve thought about. I know it’s a bit selfish, but I haven’t been thinking about anything other than boxing.

“Hopefully I can repay my partner and my little boy when this fight is over and take them on holiday.”

He continued: “It’s the biggest fight of my life.

“This is a life-changing fight for me if I win. It would open massive doors for me.

“I just need to get a win on Saturday and those big fights and paydays will come. It’s an opportunity I’m going to take with both hands.

“I wouldn’t be able to put it into words if I won. I’d be bouncing for the next couple of weeks.

“It would mean the world to me. It’s all I’ve dreamt of since turning pro, winning the British title.

“My first goal was to win a Welsh title and I did that within 18 months.

“Winning the British and Commonwealth within three years means I’ll have exceeded my goals.”

Appearing on such a high-profile promotion is also something that Gwynne is revelling in.

He added: “Being on the Lomachenko-Campbell undercard is amazing.

“You’ve got one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in the world and I’ve still got to pinch myself that I’m on the same poster as him. It’s mad.

“But that’s where I want to be in the sport, at the top of my weight class.

“It would have been awesome to hold this fight at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, and I know we’ve got enough fighters in Wales to have a massive undercard.

“When I win on Saturday, maybe we can have a rematch back in Cardiff, and it would probably be too big for the Motorpoint.”

Also on Saturday’s action-packed show, Charlie Edwards defends his WBC world flyweight crown against Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar, while Hughie Fury faces Alexander Povetkin in a non-title bout.