JORDAN Withers goes for win number two in the pro ranks tonight after admitting that the quality of his performance on debut took even him by surprise.

Middleweight Withers and St Joseph’s stablemates Robbie Vernon, Lloyd Germain and Joshua John are all protecting unbeaten records at the Sanigar Events show in Pontypool.

A fifth St Joes fighter, Gavin Gwynne, is also on the Active Living Centre bill, while Risca’s Gavin Rees-trained Jake Tinklin bids to extend his perfect run to 5-0.

Rhondda teenager Withers got his professional career up and running in Swansea in September, comfortably outpointing journeyman Liam Griffiths over four rounds.

And the Tony Borg charge was mightily pleased with the way it went, saying: “It was the best debut I could have had.

“I was more composed than I’ve ever been – I felt like I’d always been a professional.

“I surprised myself with how well it went. I thought I’d go in there trying to knock him out, but I took my time and didn’t rush anything.”

Tonight’s opponent Victor Edagha has only tasted success twice in 74 bouts, but the 32-year-old will take some stopping.

Of his 69 defeats, only three have come inside the distance, with the last of those coming 34 fights ago.

“He’s had around 70 fights and lost most of them, but he’s a tough journeyman who has hardly ever been stopped,” added 19-year-old Withers.

“You can never take anyone like him lightly and my preparation has been second to none. I’m feeling good and ready to go.

“I’ve been working on my movement a bit in training. I’m a middleweight, but I move like a lightweight.”

As for Port Talbot’s John, 25, he too is looking to back up a win on debut in September.

Ricky Leach (3-48-1), another durable journeyman whose most recent victory came in May 2017, is John’s opponent.

Leach has fought Welsh opposition before, including on his debut in 2014 when he earned a draw against Newport’s Darren Pryce at York Hall in London.

Meanwhile, Vernon, who like Tinklin goes for a fifth straight success, takes on Blackburn’s Naheem Chaudhry (2-61-1).

Tinklin locks horns with Hungarian Zoltan Szabo and Gwynne faces 2012 Olympian Abdon Cesar.

It is Gwynne’s first fight since his unsuccessful challenge for the British and Commonwealth lightweight titles at the end of August.