PONTYPOOL’s Kieran Gething (9-2-2, 2KOs) will be out for the rest of the year after suffering from an elbow injury.

Gething was forced to pull out of his fight with Irishman Gary Cully (11-0, 5KOs) on Wednesday, August 26.

Watching from his South Wales home, he explained what happened with his arm injury.

“My left elbow has been getting progressively worse for a while now,” he told British Boxing News.

“It’s been going for years, on and off for the vast majority of my career, and it has become really bad since last year.

“I had six to eight weeks rest before this latest training camp and I started slowly to be safe, but then during sparring sessions, it’s been giving me problems.”

The 26-year-old decided that the best course of action would be to get the problem remedied sooner rather than later to speed up recovery.

“I received my MRI scan results which showed a bony fleck on the x-ray so there’s floating material in my elbow and a little bit of calcification as well,” he said.

“It’s an operation to get the material out, with around three months recovery time.

“All being well, I can start training six weeks after the op.

“It won’t be flat-out training or punching, I’d have to ease back into it, just strengthening it, but I could be training again by December and ready to fight in February, which is only six months from now.”

The super-lightweight’s last fight was back in November of last year when he reached a stalemate with Londoner Jeff Ofori (10-3-1, 3KOs) in the Golden Contract quarter-finals.

He is yet to fight at all in 2020, and, despite having trained throughout lockdown with his brother, the elbow injury looks to have put paid to any hopes of changing that.

Gething normally trains with Lyndon James at the local Pontypool ABC. However, restrictions in place due to the coronavirus and subsequent lockdown meant that the pair haven’t been able to work together.

Despite this setback, Gething is staying positive about the recent news.

“I always like to look at things positively, so knowing the outcome has given me peace of mind,” he said.

“I’ve accepted that 2020 has been taken off the table, but I’m optimistically looking ahead to getting better and fighting again.”

The Cully fight was not called off completely however, with another Welshman, Craig Woodruff (10-6, 4KOs), stepping in to fill the void. The 28-year-old from Newport performed well on the night, knocking down ‘The Diva’ from Naas in the fifth round and narrowly losing out on points.