Kieran Gething returns in major UK boxing bout

On July 1st, UK boxer Kieran Gething returns to action in an attempt at the BBBofC Celtic Super Welterweight title and the IBO Continental Super Welterweight championship. His opponent is a tough Simon Yaxley. The matchup is a Wales showdown. You can buy that event, which goes down on July 1st, to watch live on below!

Gething is ranked 21 out of UK Super Middleweights and Yaxley is 19. The matchup is evenly set and is bound to be a good night of British boxing.

Kieran Gething: Hitting His Stride

Kieran Gething is finally hitting his stride as a young boxer. 29 years old with a 12-2-2 record, Gething battled injuries through 2020 and some of 2021. He’s finally returned to the ring and bounced back with two wins against Angel Emilov and Paul Cummings in 2022.

Those fights saw Gething cruise to two decision victories. His last win over Cummings saw Gething capture the Boxing Union of Ireland’s Celtic Middleweight title. His opponent, Yaxley, is 12-0 and is the toughest opponent Gething has faced yet.

A staple on the British boxing scene, Gething has woven a life between his family, work life and boxing. Chronicled in his book titled Insight, Kieran Gething details his daily life as a local boxer in route through a boxing tournament that doesn’t go all his way. A fantastic read, Gething brings his reader through heartbreak and hard work.

A capture of the IBO Continental Super Welterweight title would put Gething in a more advantageous position for bigger fights. Fellow countryman James Metcalf holds the IBO World Title. But that’s a big step up for Kieran Gething. Maybe a UK-Ireland matchup against Callum Walsh or Jack Walsh who is fighting for the BBBofC Southern Area Super Welterweight title this month.

But Yaxley is first for Gething. He’s a step up in competition and a win will not come by easy.

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Blaine Henry
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