KIERAN Gething is promising a headline fight to remember when he takes on undefeated Sion Yaxley in a Welsh battle in Abergavenny on Saturday.

The Celtic and IBO Continental super welterweight belts will be on the line when the 29-year-old fights for the second time on home soil at the town’s Market Hall.

The pair had initially planned to clash in April but it was delayed, leading to Gething taking on and convincingly beating Paul Cummings over eight rounds.

This weekend’s clash promises to be a much spicier contest with Gething relishing the chance to go up against Ruthin’s Yaxley, who is 12-0 since turning professional at the end of 2018.

“He's a good boxer who has won the same national titles that I won and won international medals in the Welsh team straight after I did,” said Gething in a head-to-head interview with Slothboxx.

“He is a great technical boxer but I feel that I have the experience on him and tenacity in buckets. I've got good positives that people appreciate, and I am sure Sion will afterwards!”

Yaxley won over eight rounds against in October but Gething believes a 10-rounder will be a “rude awakening”.

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“I am not well known for having powerful hands but I will be on the chest all the way through,” said the Gwent fighter.

"This fight on paper is fantastic and in real life it will be fantastic. I can't wait to do the damage myself in there but also see the plaudits that we get after the fight.

“Not only is one of us taking home two titles, and I am pretty confident that it will be me, but we are going to have people telling us what a memorable night it was.

“You don’t see fights like this at a small hall, they usually happen on bigger bills at venues with thousands of seats.

“It’s super exciting and it will be a hell of a night. I’ve got to do what I do best to get the win but it’s by no means a foregone conclusion, and that’s what makes it fun.”

Yaxley is highly-rated and trains in the north west of England with the renowned Joe Gallagher, who guided the likes of the Smith brothers, Anthony Crolla and Scott Quigg.

Stablemate Natasha Jonas has a world title fight this weekend while former world champion Paul Butler and British champion Mark Heffron are also in the gym.

“It’s a big advantage, you see what they do in training and it rubs off on you,” said the north Walian.

“You see what they go through in their camps and success does breed success. Training alongside them has led to be improving loads and I am enjoying it.”

“Keiran is a good boxer with a good engine, he's tough and does a lot of stuff well so it should be a good fight.”

The Market Hall holds 1,200 spectators and ticket sales have already passed 1,000 for the event, which is being promoted by Gething and ShadowBox.

The bill: Aaron Bird v Darryl Sharp, Ryan Pocock v Ben Thomas, Jake Tinklin v Liam Fox, Kristian Touze v Harley Marginson, JJ Evans v MJ Hall, Connor Kerr v Karl Sampson, Carvell Crocker v TBC, Kane Shepherd v John Spencer, Billy Stanbury v TBC, Kieran Gething v Sion Yaxley.