KIERAN Gething felt a big sense of relief after claiming a first win in professional boxing at the third attempt.

The 23-year-old finally got the victory he had been looking for at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall following a draw against Kevin McCauley and defeat to Aaron Sutton.

Opening up Welsh Fight Academy’s debut promotion, Pontypool’s Gething clinched his maiden triumph in style by knocking out Rob Brown in the fourth and final round of last weekend’s clash.

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Gething had been set to fight the winless Victor Edagha on the ‘Bad Intentions’ show but when the latter pulled out he was left searching for an alternative opponent.

And when Brown answered the call, the Englishman was half-a-stone overweight on the scales, meaning the bout was switched to a super-middleweight contest.

Nevertheless, the Welshman adjusted superbly, building momentum throughout the encounter before landing two telling blows to send Brown to the canvas.

The 28-year-old from Wiltshire tried his best to get up but referee Martin Williams waved the fight off with 39 seconds left.

When asked what his overriding emotion was at the end, Gething said: “Relief.

“Getting that first win was on my mind and I was really focused going into the fight.

“I know it was a big show but I didn’t bother with any music for my walk to the ring, I just wanted to get in there and win.

“I was happy with my performance and it was nice to get a KO as well.”

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In a strange coincidence, Gething’s late father Gary, a former pro himself in the 1980s, also recorded a victory after an opponent had come in seven pounds over the weight limit.

Meanwhile, Abergavenny-born Gething, who is in the process of changing managers, is now targeting a return to the ring in either June or July, with shows in Swansea and Newport on his radar.