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Battle of Wales this Saturday – Kieran Gething vs Sion Yaxley in Abergavenny

This Saturday at Market Hall, Abergavenny, Wales, a nine-fight card takes place, with titles on the line.
The main event sees seasoned campaigner Kieran Gething (12-2-2, 2 KOs) take on undefeated prospect Sion Yaxley (12-0, 2 KOs), for the vacant BBBofC Celtic & IBO Continental Super Welterweight titles.

Hometown fighter Gething, 29, has been a professional since 2016 and mixed with the likes of Bradley Pryce, Tony Dixon, and Jeff Ofori. His best win came over Craig Woodruff, in 2019, via a 10-round points decision. He is known for his good engine, toughness, and the pressure he brings.
He’s the promoter of the show and has worked hard to get the titles on the line, that this contest deserves.

Yaxley, 27, hails from Ruthin, North Wales and will bring vocal support to this North vs South derby. He turned professional in 2018 and has won every contest, even winning in Spain. Most of his contests have taken place in England, with his most notable win a fourth-round stoppage of the rugged Serge Ambomo. A sharp puncher who can match fire with fire.

I believe the styles and ambitions of the two Welshmen are going to gel. I am expecting a tremendous contest and for me, it is a hard one to call. I am not sure the judges will be needed.

Cardiff’s undefeated JJ Evans (10-0), will see action taking on veteran Londoner Jordan Grannum (8-117-5) in a keep busy fight. The slick southpaw will be looking to impress and could potentially face the winner of the main event.

Risca welterweight Jake Tinklin (9-1), will be looking to make it three wins on the trot, since losing in a tremendous battle for the Welsh title back in 2022. Manchester’s Liam Fox (0-10) will be in the opposing corner.

2-0  Cardiffian prospect Kane Shepherd will take on Manchester’s John Spencer (1-36). It will be Shepherd’s first contest of 2023, while Spencer will be fighting for the eleventh time! The super featherweight contest is scheduled for four rounds.

Port Talbot’s Aaron Bird (1-0) goes in for his second contest this year. Bird faces Manchester’s hugely experienced journeyman Darryl Sharp (7-112-1, 1 KO). The Light Heavyweight contest is over four rounds.

Belfast-born, former Monkstown amateur, Connor Kerr will make his professional debut on the card. He will take on Sheffield’s Karl Sampson (5-20-1, 1 KO), in a four-round lightweight bout.

Fighters, also, seeing action are super welterweight Carvell Crocker (3-0) of Cardiff; super bantamweight Lewis Roberts (7-0) of Swindon; super welterweight Billy Stanbury (6-0, 2 KOs) of Barnstaple.

The card is promoted by ShadowBox Promotions in association with Mo Prior.
Tickets left are £50 and only £25 for under 16s.
Doors open 7 pm on Saturday, July 1st. For tickets email: [email protected]
The card will be streamed Live on the Boxing In Wales YouTube channel.