Feature | Jan 30 2019

‘It’s very much make or break’ for Kieran Gething

Kieran Gething fights for the Welsh super-lightweight title on Saturday. He speaks to George Storr
Kieran Gething

KIERAN GETHING has had a turbulent career, in and outside the ring, from losing his father to suicide, to losing his professional debut, to losing his first title tilt against Tony Dixon in October. Now, the Welshman feels ready to overcome that difficult past and lay claim to a title.

Gething 6-2-1 (2) will box Henry Janes for the Welsh super-lightweight title on Saturday, at The Neon in Newport. The card, entitled ‘Second Chances’ carries the slightly foreboding strapline ‘Two fighters… One more shot at the title’. The pressure, it seems, is on.

“It’s very much make or break,” Kieran Gething told Boxing News. “I perform well under pressure but I can’t be putting so much pressure on myself that I think this is either do or die, but it could well be that way to be honest with you.


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