GAVIN Gwynne returns to the ring tomorrow night confident that more chances of landing big titles will come his way.

Lightweight Gwynne (11-1) makes his comeback on the Sanigar Events show at Pontypool Active Living Centre following August’s defeat to British and Commonwealth champion Joe Cordina.

The loss on points to his fellow Welshman and former St Joseph’s stablemate was the first of Gwynne’s professional career.

Cameroon’s 34-year-old 2012 Olympian Abdon Cesar (4-10) is Gwynne’s opponent this weekend on a promotion featuring four more St Joes fighters.

Having had some time to reflect on his failed title bid at London’s O2 Arena, Gwynne firmly believes it won’t be his only opportunity to triumph on the big stage.

“I’ve watched the fight back and I thought the judges were a bit harsh on me,” he said.

“Lots of people said it was closer than how they scored it.

“I’m not really starting all over again this weekend because Joe Cordina is far better than that level, he’s European going on to world level.

“I feel I’m still at that British and Commonwealth level, and it was a close fight, it wasn’t like I got battered.

“We are going to do some planning over Christmas because it looks like Joe is going to vacate them.”

Assessing the domestic lightweight division, he added: “Lee Selby is number one and mandatory challenger to Vasyl Lomachenko.

“Luke Campbell is in the top five and at world level, and Joe Cordina is up there too.

“Hopefully I can get a win in this fight on Saturday and break into the top 10 again.”

Gwynne, 29, was back in the gym just a week after that setback against Cordina, helping Lewis Ritson and Selby prepare for fights with Robbie Davies Jnr and Ricky Burns respectively.

“I went away with the family after the fight and then I was straight back in the gym helping Lewis and Lee,” he said.

“I didn’t have a chance to dwell on the defeat – but it wasn’t as if I had lost to a journeyman.

“I’m definitely going to have more chances to go for those big titles.

“I was offered a place in the Golden Contract tournament last week at the weight above me, but I want to go down the title route rather than chasing money.

“I just want to finish off the year on a high with a win, enjoy a couple of weeks off, and then hopefully be fighting again in January or February.”

Joining Gwynne in Pontypool are five unbeaten Gwent fighters – Jake Tinklin, Lloyd Germain, Robbie Vernon, Joshua John and Jordan Withers – and Port Talbot's Geraint Goodridge.