KIERAN Gething plans to go “old school” in his bid for another successful fight on home soil in Abergavenny in a fortnight.

The Gwent fighter, who is promoting events with ShadowBox, will go up against Sion Yaxley for the Celtic and IBO Continental super welterweight titles at the Market Hall on Saturday, July 1 (7.30pm start).

The 29-year-old had been due to go up against the Ruthin fighter in April but the British Boxing Board of Control did not sanction the clash.

That led to Gething taking on, and convincingly beating, journeyman Paul Cummings over eight rounds for the Boxing Union of Ireland Celtic middle belt.

Now he will finally get his crack at Yaxley, who is 12-0 since turning pro at the end of 2018.

Gething outlined his plans for the fight in a wide-ranging interview with Eat Sleep Boxing Repeat.

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“I've got to pour it on him, he's got to struggle with the pace,” he said. “He's not had it against the grain since he's turned pro and has only done eight rounds once.

“For anyone who has followed me for a long time, I've got to go old school Gething on him and do the damage over long term.”

April’s event in Abergavenny was a four-fight bill due to late pull-outs but this is set to feature 12 clashes including Welsh super featherweight champion Kristian Touze and Jamie Evans, who is set for a contest against an Irish opponent in a Celtic title clash.

Gething has a double role as fighter and promoter with ShadowBox also having a stacked event at the Selwyn Samuel Centre in Llanelli on Saturday, July 22 (6pm start).

“I am a dreamer as well as a fighter! I make things happen, and have done since I was a kid,” said Gething, who is from a family of boxers.

“I have had good support from good friends and my manager and promoter, Mo Prior. We are working with good people to make good things happen."

"Boxing is not a game that you make money in," he continued. "All I am in it for is to make good fights."

The bill will be streamed live on Fite and tickets can be bought by emailing