BOXING: Titles are the only thing that interest Jordan Gill now

PUBLISHED: 19:22 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 21:56 28 February 2018

Jordan Gill during his British title eliminator against Jason Cunningham. Picture: IAN CARTER

Jordan Gill during his British title eliminator against Jason Cunningham. Picture: IAN CARTER

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Jordan Gill insists he is only interested in title fights after the finest success of his career.

Jordan Gill during his British title eliminator against Jason Cunningham. Picture: IAN CARTER Jordan Gill during his British title eliminator against Jason Cunningham. Picture: IAN CARTER

The Chatteris star stretched his perfect record to 19-0 with a unanimous points success against Jason Cunningham in a British featherweight title eliminator last Sunday.

Gill delivered a classy performance live on Sky Sports to underline his huge potential and put himself next in line for a belt currently held by Norfolk fighter Ryan Walsh.

Whether a showdown against the Cromer-based champion is next on the agenda for Gill remains to be seen, but he insists every fight will be a significant one from now on.

“What comes next all depends on the politics of boxing,” admitted Gill. “But I only want title fights from now on.

Jordan Gill during his British title eliminator against Jason Cunningham. Picture: IAN CARTER Jordan Gill during his British title eliminator against Jason Cunningham. Picture: IAN CARTER

“There is undoubtedly still a lot more to come from me. People were impressed with my performance last Sunday, but they haven’t even seen half of what I can do yet.

“I was up against a tall southpaw who is renowned for being a slick boxer in the this fight – just imagine how good I can look against an orthodox opponent who comes forward.”

Gill was dominant for the vast majority of the clash against two-time Commonwealth champion Cunningham – despite being hampered by swelling underneath his eye and a hand injury sustained early in the fight.

He floored his older and more experienced rival in the fourth and seventh rounds before having to soak up a rousing late rally as Cunningham chased an unlikely knockout in the final round.

Jordan Gill during his British title eliminator against Jason Cunningham. Picture: IAN CARTER Jordan Gill during his British title eliminator against Jason Cunningham. Picture: IAN CARTER

Gill added: “I was really up against it. It was my first time making the championship weight, my first time boxing the championship distance, my first time live on Sky Sports and also my toughest fight yet.

“I thought I produced a good, controlled performance overall. He was a lot more awkward than I expected and I was only really able to land single shots rather than three or four punch combinations.

“Damaging my hand so early in the fight was something else I had to contend with. It still looks like a balloon now, but should be back to normal in a week or so.

“The eye is fine – just bruised – so I’ll have a few days off and then get straight back into the gym to get ready for title time!”

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