Caerphilly teenagers, Kody Davies and Lauren Price, will fight for Wales at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Kody Davies, 19, won the senior Welsh amateur boxing title this year and has won British titles at schoolboy, junior and youth level.
Now the heavyweight fighter is stepping up to his first senior international competition and is confident of competing with the top boxers in the world.
Father and trainer, Kevin Davies, said: “We are confident, it’s such a big event but Kody’s looking forward to showing of his skills with the best in the world.
Kody trains out of Welsh ABA registered Lions Den gym, based at his home in Pontllanfraith, and is fully focused on the games, having just returned from a training camp in Canada.
As well as being trained by his father, Kody is coached by Welsh squad trainers Mark Jones and Colin Jones.
The Welsh team are looking to build on their 19 medals from Delhi 2010, which included three in the boxing ring.
The 91kg boxer will join nine other welsh fighters when the games begin July 23 and for the first time women’s boxing will be held at the Commonwealth Games.
Bargoed boxer, Lauren Price, 19, joins Kody in the squad and will be looking to make the most of the opportunity of boxing on such a big stage.
On Twitter Lauren said the games are her priority and set her sights high, aiming for the final.