It’s been 20 months since Kieran Gething (9-2-2, 2KOs) last fought.
In November 2019, the Welsh Area super-lightweight champion, Kieran Gething (9-2-2, 2KOs), reached a stalemate with Londoner Jeff Ofori over 10-rounds in the Golden Contract quarter-finals, live on Sky Sports. An unfortunate deciding vote from referee Kieran McCann meant that it was Ofori who advanced to the next stage of the competition.
Since then, Gething hasn’t been back in the ring. Instead of building on his Sky Sports debut, the 26-year-old from Pontypool had to go under the knife to fix a recurring elbow injury.
MRI scan results revealed a bony fleck of floating material in his left elbow, which required corrective surgery last December.
The Welsh champion has been happy to report that there’s been no problems with the injury since and he’s back in the gym again, preparing for a fight date soon.
He then expressed thanks to his sponsors for their ongoing support, “Philip Jones Timber Products sponsored me last year after the Sky Sports show, but obviously all my plans to fight regularly didn’t quite go to plan,” he said.
“First, there was the pandemic and lockdown, then when I was gearing up to fight again and I got injured and needed an operation.”
The waiting time to be seen by the NHS was understandably long, so Kieran opted to go private, which, of course, comes at a price.
“I feel so very lucky and valued for their support, because it allowed me to have a private operation, which I was able to pay for with their help, which cut down my waiting time and the recovery time by many, many months.
“Without sponsorships like that, I wouldn’t have been able to get back in the gym again so quickly.”
Kieran runs a thriving construction business in his part of South Wales, and has enjoyed a close professional relationship with Philip Jones Timber Products for a number of years.
“For me, my sponsors are an integral part of my team. Their support is so valuable to me and I try not to dilute my brand with a dozen different sponsors, so I like to have two or three close ones so I can showcase them fully on my kit and give back as much as I can.”
Looking ahead, after almost two years lost to pandemics and injuries, Kieran added, “I always said I’d retire at 30, but with all that’s happened, I’d probably push that back to 32.
“I want to get back out again as soon as I can, then I want a Celtic title or an International belt. I’m looking at fighting on an MTK show around September time.”