KIERAN Gething is looking forward to a “great contest” against Lewis Benson when they meet in the Golden Contract super-lightweight quarter-finals at York Hall this Friday.

Gething, 25, was originally a reserve for the tournament but secured a place in the main draw last week after two fighters withdrew.

The winner, who will be crowned next year, receives a two-year, five-fight contract with management company and event organisers MTK Global.

In a cup-style draw on Tuesday, Pontypool’s Gething, Mohamed Mimoune, Mikey Sakyi and Logan Yoon picked the four blue balls, meaning they got to choose their opponents.

Gething (9-2-1) chose Edinburgh’s Benson (12-2), Mimoune selected Darren Surtees, Sakyi went with Tyrone McKenna and Yoon opted for Ohara Davies.

“I've admired Lewis Benson from when we were amateurs, so it's going to be a great contest and I'm looking forward to it,” said Welsh champion Gething.

Benson added: "I'm happy with the fight. It was out of my hands, but I think it's perfect."

MTK Global professional development coordinator Jamie Conlan said: "The fight of the round for me is Logan Yoon and Ohara Davies.

"There will be fireworks to it, especially as Logan is the mystery man of the tournament. He has a high amateur background and Ohara is the man they all want to take off the perch, so it will be interesting."

Sky Sports' Andy Clarke said: "There are some good match-ups, and there is a big chance here for someone.

“As always with boxing, you can say what you want to say, but come the night you reap what you sow."