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‘TRY TO EN­JOY TRAIN­ING. AND DON’T SPAR TOO MUCH. YOU ONLY HAVE ONE BRAIN’ Kieran Gething

When and why you started box­ing:

I first started when I was 12 years old. My brother went to the gym be­fore me and said he had trou­ble with bul­lies there, so I thought I could help! There’s also a long his­tory of box­ing in my fam­ily.

Favourite all-time fighter:

Su­gar Ray Robin­son be­cause of the way he trans­formed the sport and made fight­ers change how they did ev­ery­thing. It’s the same as Va­syl Lo­machenko is do­ing now.

Best fight you’ve seen:

Any fight in­volv­ing Lo­machenko. His move­ment, the way he punches, the amount of shots he throws – he’s just a dif­fer­ent an­i­mal.

Per­sonal ca­reer high­light:

Em­u­lat­ing my late fa­ther by win­ning the Welsh se­nior ti­tle as an am­a­teur.

Tough­est op­po­nent:

It has to be Kevin Mccauley [d pts 4 – Novem­ber 2016 & w pts 6 – De­cem­ber 2017]. With all the hard fights he’s had and the punches he’s taken, he’s cer­tainly made of strong stuff.

Best and worst at­tributes as a boxer:

My main strengths are my mind and my en­gine. My weak­ness is box­ing on the back foot, but I’m aiming to im­prove that.

Train­ing tip:

Try to en­joy train­ing – not all of it needs to be hard. Also, don’t spar too much, as you only have one brain.

Favourite meal/restau­rant:

I like eat­ing at the Brid­gend Inn. It’s very close to my house and the steak there is great.

Best friends in box­ing:

[Match­maker] Karl Green­wood and [coach/man­ager] Richie

Age: 24 Twit­ter: @Ki­wigeth­ing Nick­name: ‘Peer­less’ Height: 5ft 10ins Na­tion­al­ity: Welsh From: Pon­ty­pool Stance: Or­tho­dox Record: 6-1-1 (2) Divi­sion: Wel­ter­weight Ti­tles: n/a Next fight: Gething meets Tony Dixon in a 10-rounder for the va­cant Welsh Area wel­ter­weight ti­tle in New­port this Satur­day (Oc­to­ber 27).

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