GWENT fighters are among those going for glory in the capital on Saturday on a stacked bill at Vale Sports Arena, writes Kailem Lowe.

Undefeated Welsh welterweight champion Lloyd Germain (7-0) will make his return to the ring at the Sanigar Events promotion after a seven-month absence.

Cardiff’s Germain, who outpointed Risca’s Jake Tinklin last May to become Welsh champion, will be looking to make up for lost time and advance further as a professional boxer.

He is currently ranked at 21 in the British welterweight rankings and is keen on pushing towards more title shots very soon.

South Wales Argus: Caerphilly's Ted Barnaby hunts another win (Picture: SASHSHOTS)Caerphilly's Ted Barnaby hunts another win (Picture: SASHSHOTS) (Image: SashShots)

Caerphilly’s Ted Barnaby (2-0-1) looks to kick-on as a professional and build on his undefeated record. The lightweight will face Hull’s Luke Fash (3-90-3) in a four-round contest.

After a turbulent start to his professional career, Newport’s Nathan Howells (6-0-1) makes his eighth appearance as a professional and will look to finally cement a shot at the Welsh title at super-featherweight this summer.

This will be Howells’ third bout of the year as he takes on Brazil’s Adauto Silva dos Santos (8-5-0) over six rounds.

Port Talbot’s Joshua John (7-1) will hope to take a step closer to another career title shot as he returns to the ring for the ninth time as a professional in the capital city.

John, whose solo career defeat came at the hands of Mark McKeown last May, has set his sights on another title shot before the year is out. The super-bantamweight faces Jonatas Rodrigo Gomes de Oliveira (4-3-0) over eight rounds.

Newport’s Ryan Pocock (3-1-0) will look to continue a solid run of wins as he also looks to push towards a shot at the Welsh title in the very near future.

Pocock, who has been successful in each of his last three contests, has made it clear of his intentions to box for the Welsh title within the next 12 to 18 months. He boxes the experienced Fernando Valencia (9-50-0) over six.

Risca’s Jake Tinklin (9-1-0) continues his professional career as he aims to push towards another title shot within the next 12 months.

Tinklin, who fell short on a close decision against Germain last year, is eager to put his single career defeat behind him and stake his claim as one of the best welterweights in the country. He takes on Greyvin Mendoza (7-5-1) over six rounds.

It has been a near perfect start to life as a professional boxer for Swansea heavyweight Moses Jolly (4-0) who has stopped all but one of his previous opponents inside the scheduled distance.

Jolly, who possesses an all-action fighting style, is quickly becoming a fan-favourite and moving up the domestic heavyweight rankings and boxes in a four-round contest. It will be a night to remember for Swansea super-welterweight Morgan Gay, who will be making his professional debut.

Gay will be joining a very exciting crop of Welsh boxing talent as he looks to create his own legacy in the professional ranks. He takes on the experienced Jordan Grannum (8-115-4) over four rounds. It has been plain sailing for Pontypridd’s Tom James (4-0) who has been victorious in each of his professional contests since his debut at the end of 2021.

James, who boxes in the super-lightweight division, has been tipped for a shot at the Welsh title in the not-so-distant future, but must deal with Essex’s Kasey Bradnum (1-9) over four rounds.

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